Topics in Comparative Political Economy: Preferences and Institutions II (Spring 2020, 2021, 2022)


The course will support you formulate your own research project by addressing fundamentals of theory building and research design in political science. The course covers a range of topics, starting from the selection of important and interesting research topics, formulating research questions, literature assessments, the development of theory and empirically testable hypotheses, issues of case selection, measurement and operationalization, and basics in quantitative and qualitative designs.

Verena Fetscher
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research interests include redistribution preferences, fairness concerns, and experimental methods