(2021) “Improved Multilevel Regression with Post-Stratification Through Machine Learning (autoMrP)” Journal of Politics (with Philipp Broniecki and Reto Wüest).
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(2021) “Prepaid Postage — Does the Use of Pre-Stamped Envelopes Increase Turnout?” Electoral Studies  (with Jenny Yin and Thomas Willi)
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(2021) “Building Research Infrastructures to Study DigitalTechnology and Politics: Lessons from Switzerland” PS: Political Science and Politics XX(X): 1-6.  (with Fabrizio Gilardi, Lucien Baumgartner, Clau Dermont, Karsten Donnay, Theresa Gessler, Maël Kubli, and Stefan Müller)

(2021) “Satisfaction with Democracy: When Government by the People brings Electoral Losers and Winners Together” Comparative Political Studies XX(X): 1-29 (with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen).
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-> Best Paper Prize 2020 awarded by the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations

(2021) “Democracy in Times of the Pandemic: Explaining the Variation of COVID-19 Policies Across European Democracies” forthcoming West European Politics (with S. Engler, P. Brunner, R. Loviat, T. Abou-Chadi, A. Glaser, and D. Kübler).
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(2020) “Eliciting Beliefs as Distributions in Online Surveys” forthcoming in Political Analysis (with Lukas F. Stoetzer and Richard Traunmüller)
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(2020) “No Direct Taxation Without New Elite Representation Industrialization and the Domestic Politics of Taxation” forthcoming European Journal of Political Research (with Patrick Emmenegger and André Walter).
[Emmenegger et al 2020][appendix][replication archive]

(2020) “Coalition Size, Direct Democracy, and Public Spending” forthcoming Journal of Public Policy  (Patrick Emmenegger and André Walter).
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(2020) “Do Natural Disasters Help the Environment? How Voters Respond and What That Means” Political Science Research and Methods (with Leonardo Baccini).
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(2017) “Extending the Use and Prediction Precision of Subnational Public Opinion Estimation” American Journal of Political Science 61(4): 1003-1022. (with Fabio Wasserfallen).
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(2016) ”The Democratic Effect of Direct Democracy” American Political Science Review 110(4): 750-762. (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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-> Winner of the 2012 Giancarlo Doria Prize at Columbia University

(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)
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-> 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)


(2020) ”Measuring Attitudes – Multilevel Modeling with Post-Stratification (MrP)” in Sage Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations (editors: Luigi Curini and Robert J. Franzese Jr.)(with Fabio Wasserfallen)

(2011) ”Weighted Least Squares” in IPSA International Encyclopedia of Political Science (editors: Badie, Berg-Schlosser, and Morlino)(with Jeff Gill)

WORKING PAPERS (under review)

Direct Democracy and Political Conflict — Institutional Evolution in the 19th Century
under review]

Democracy Challenged: How Different Party Families Politicize Different Democratic Principles (with Sarah Engler, Theresa Gessler, and Tarik Abou-Chadi)
[under review]

autoMrP: Multilevel Models and Post-Stratification(MrP) Combined with Machine Learning in R (with Philipp Broniecki and Reto Wüest)
[under review]


Political Campaigns and Values (with Garret Binding and Thomas Willi)

Learning From Polls (with Lukas F. Stoetzer and Richard Traunmüller)