Welcome and thank you for visiting my web site!

I am a Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and a Fellow of Nuffield College

My research and teaching interests include comparative political economy, the politics of industrialized democracies and comparative methods.

My work can be divided into three main areas of interest: insider-outsider politics, the determinants and consequences of inequality, and the politics of the welfare state and of labor market institutions.

Following the links above you will find  information about my research and teaching, and my CV.


*** News: ***

New Publication: “Insuring Against Hunger? The Long-Term Political Consequences of Exposure to the Dutch Famine” (with Gerda Hooijer and Raluca Pahontu). Journal of Historical Political Economy, forthcoming.

New Working Paper: "For Richer and for Poorer: Income, Perceptions of Inequality and Support for Redistribution" (with Verena Fetscher), OSF Preprints, August 2023.

New Publication: “When Parties Move to the Middle: The Role of Uncertainty” (with Johannes Lindvall and Haoyu Zhai), British Journal of  Political Science, 2023.

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To contact me:


Nuffield College, Oxford, OX1 1NF, UK

+44 1865 278667