(2022) “Learning from Polls During Electoral Campaigns” Political Behavior XX(X): 1-22 (with Lukas F. Stoetzer and Richard Traunmueller).
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(2022) “Democracy Challenged: How Parties Politicize Different Democratic Principles” Journal of European Public Policy XX(X): 1-23 (with Sarah Engler, Theresa Gessler, and Tarik Abou-Chadi).
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(2022) “Satisfaction with Democracy: When Government by the People brings Electoral Losers and Winners Together” Comparative Political Studies 55(1): 93-121 (with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen).
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-> Best Paper Prize 2020 awarded by the ECPR Standing Group on Democratic Innovations

(2021) “Improved Multilevel Regression with Post-Stratification Through Machine Learning (autoMrP)” Journal of Politics 84(1): 597-601 (with Philipp Broniecki and Reto Wüest).
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(2021) “Do Natural Disasters Help the Environment? How Voters Respond and What That Means” Political Science Research and Methods 9(3): 468 – 484.  (with Leonardo Baccini).
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-> Political Science Research and Methods Best Paper Prize awarded at EPSA 2022

(2021) “Prepaid Postage — Does the Use of Pre-Stamped Envelopes Increase Turnout?” Electoral Studies 74: 102405. (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) “Democracy in Times of the Pandemic: Explaining the Variation of COVID-19 Policies Across European Democracies” West European Politics 44(5-6): 1077 – 1102. (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”  Political Analysis 29(4): 541 – 553.(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”  European Journal of Political Research 60(3): 648 – 669. (with Patrick Emmenegger and André Walter).
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(2020) “Direct Democracy, Coalition Size, and Public Spending” Journal of Public Policy XX(X): 1 – 23. (Patrick Emmenegger and André Walter).
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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)


(2023) ”Die Grünen und die direkte Demokratie” chapter in the handbook Grüne in der Schweiz, Werner Seitz und Sarah Büttikofer (eds.) with Angela Odermatt.

(2022) ”Démocratie directe et congruence” chapitre dans Démocraties Directes, Raul Magni-Berton & Laurence Morel (eds.).

(2022) ”Direkte Demokratie” chapter in the handbook Schweizer Politik, Adrian Vatter, Silja Häusermann, and Patrick Emmenegger (eds.) with Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen.

(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]

The Effect of Campaign Spending on Direct Democratic Decisions: An Analysis Based on Prediction Markets (with Oliver Strijbis and Thomas Willi)
[under review]

Learning From Polls (with Lukas F. Stoetzer and Richard Traunmüller)
[under review]


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

Vox Populi — Popular Support for the Popular Initiative (with Patrick Emmenegger and André Walter)

Parties and People — When Do Parties Support Direct Democracy? (with Sarah Engler)