Johannes Matzat

I am a PostDoc at the University of Lucerne (Prof. Dr. Lüchinger) and a postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University. In 2023, I completed my dissertation "Essays in Political Economy: Drivers of Polarization" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher at the University of Göttingen.  During my PhD I was a member of the DFG-funded Research Training Group Globalization and Development and a Research Associate at the University of Heidelberg contributing to the DFG-funded project 'Coming to America: Immigration, Political Campaigning, and Polarization'.  In 2023, I visited Georgetown University and UC Davis for a research stay.

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