Research

Using randomised controlled trials, we test new social-media driven methods and messages to encourage the electoral participation of low-voter registration groups.

Working papers:

Are social media campaigns reaching young voters? Null effects of cognitive mobilisation messages on youth voter registration (with Florian Foos and Peter John) PAP, link, media

When do text messages increase voter registration? Comparative evidence from RCTs with a local authority and an advocacy organisation in the UK (with Florian Foos, Peter John and Vanessa Cheng)

Conducting nationwide survey experiments with local politicians and citizens, we evaluate the effectiveness of policies at the national and supranational levels to facilitate the integration of refugees.

Working papers:

Fairness or control: What determines elected local leaders' support for hosting refugees in their community? (with Kristin Fabbe, Eleni Kyrkopoulou and Konstantinos Matakos) (Conditionally accepted at JoP) PAP, link

Work in progress:

Price and Prejudice: Preference Polarisation Hinders Proportional Refugee Allocation (with Kristin Fabbe, Eleni Kyrkopoulou and Konstantinos Matakos) PAP

We conduct online (conjoint) survey experiments in waves to understand the perceived trade-offs that different Covid-19 policies entail and how preferences evolve.

Publication:

Good news for whom? The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine announcement reduced political trust (with Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Christel Koop, Konstantinos Matakos, Nina Weber), PLOS One 16(12) link

Working papers:

We cannot disagree forever! Reality polarization and citizens’ post-pandemic fiscal adjustment preferences (with Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Christel Koop, Konstantinos Matakos, Nina Weber) PAP, link, Monkey Cage

COVID-19 and People's Health-Wealth Preferences: Information Effects and Policy Implications (with Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap, Christel Koop, Konstantinos Matakos, Nina Weber) PAP, link, media

Priming the Economic Aspect of Crises Fosters Social Capital Build-Up and Prosociality PAP, link