My research focuses on political behaviour and comparative politics, in particular legislative politics. I study how legislators behave, how legislatures are organised, and why that affects decison-making outcomes.
Here you can find out about some of my current research projects and work-in-progress.
Moritz Wiesenthal and I have compiled, and will in due course make available, a dataset including all roll-call votes cast at committee level in the 8th European Parliament. In a separate paper, I investigate how electoral institutions and career ambitions shape legisaltive behaviour under different transparency settings.
Tanja A. Börzel, Philipp Broniecki and Miriam Hartlapp analyse variation in polarisation and dissent across policy areas. In another paper, Philipp and I examine the distinct substantive representation of different public preferences on European integration in the EP.
Philipp Broniecki, Christine Reh and I are studying how gridlock can be overcome in inter-institutional decision-making.