My research focuses on comparative political party and electoral behavior in European and other OECD countries. Areas of interest include: the connections between shifts in the positioning of political parties and vote choice, party position measurement, representation, European Parliament elections, and interpersonal trust.
I am a member of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) research group, which administers web-based surveys to measure the positions of political party leadership in Europe. Together with CHES colleagues, I am working on a variety of papers that examine these data, and preparing the next round of the survey.
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond – The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences – finances my research project exploring the immediate and long-term electoral effects of ideological moderation for mainstream political parties in western Europe.