Current Research

(2019). How Political Careers affect Prime-Ministerial Performance: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe. Under Review (Comparative Political Studies).

The notion that prime ministers in CEE are weaker and less `presidential’ is widely accepted. I challenge this position by comparing the personal influence of prime ministers on individual vote choice in parliamentary elections.

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When and why do voters change their evaluation of party leaders? I analyse panel data from the UK, using a random effects model with within- and between-person effects.

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I collected email addresses for an experiment, side benefit: I can tell something about local branches of German parties.

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Contact

  • jberz@leuphana.de
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany