“Extending the Use and Prediction Precision of Subnational Public Opinion Estimation” forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science  (with Fabio Wasserfallen).
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(2016) The Democratic Effect of Direct Democracy American Political Science Review 110(4): 1-13. (with Fabio Wasserfallen)
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(2015) Political Conflict and Direct Democracy – Explaining Initiative Use 1920-2011 Swiss Political Science Review 21(4): 596-616.
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(2014) Strategy and Sample Selection – A Strategic Selection Estimator Political Analysis 22: 374-397.
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(2014) A Systematic Approach to Study Electoral Fraud Electoral Studies 35: 33-47. (with Daniel Bochsler)
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(2014) The Adoption of Proportional Representation Journal of Politics 76(2): 461-478. (with Isabela Mares)
Lawrence Longley Award for the best article on representation and electoral systems published in 2014 from the APSA section for Representation and Electoral Systems.

(2010) Comparing Candidates and Citizens in Ideological Space Swiss Political Science Review 16(3): 499-532. (with Philipp Leimgruber and Dominik Hangartner)


Information and Voting – How Voters Update Beliefs After Natural Disasters (with Leonardo Baccini)

Modeling the Strategic Interactions in Representative Democracies with Referendums (with Simon Hug)

Direct Democracy and Cleavage Structure – The Evolution of Direct Democracy in Swiss Cantons from 1803-2010


Machine Learning and Multilevel Regression with Post-Stratification (with Philipp Broniecki and Reto Wüest)

Measuring Direct Democratic Rights (with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen)

The Emergence of Income Taxation without War (with Patrick Emmenegger)

The Long Road to Democracy in Swiss Cantons (with Patrick Emmenegger)

Your Prince is not Mine – How Middle-Age Governance Experience Affects Current-Day Attitudes (with Fabio Wasserfallen)