Barton E. Lee

I am an Assistant Professor  (tenure track) and Chair of Political Economy and eDemocracy at ETH Zurich  (D-MTEC) . I hold an Affiliate Fellowship with the Stigler Center at Chicago Booth.   

I have open positions (1 x PhD position; 1 x Postdoc) at my chair. For prospective PhD students: If you are interested in joining my team and working on topics within political economics/political science (applied/formal theory), please send an email to with your CV, transcript, 2-page research statement, and a writing sample.  For prospective postdocs: see here.

From 2021-2022, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. In 2021, I obtained my PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW),  Australia. For the 2018-19 academic year, I was a visiting student/fellow at Harvard University. I am an affiliated researcher at the UNSW Resilient Democracy Lab.

Research areas: Political Economics, Applied Theory, EconCS


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Twitter: @bartonelee2