Cornelius Erfort

I am a PhD candidate and member of the Research Training Group DYNAMICS which is jointly organized by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Hertie School. During my PhD, I visited the LSE Department of Government for one term.

My main interests are in comparative politics and quantitative methods. More specifically, I focus on the political behavior of candidates, representatives and political parties in the face of changing demographics and new technology using quantitative social science methods.

In my dissertation, which is supervised by Heike Klüver, I analyze how parties use the targeting capabilities of digital advertising.

I completed my pre-doctoral studies at the Humboldt-Universität, spent a semester at the CIDE in Mexico City and have a background in mechanical engineering.

On this website, you can find more information on my research projects and download a copy of my CV (PDF).


Cornelius Erfort, Lukas F. Stoetzer, and Heike Klüver
Research and Politics, 2023
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You can find a list of my publications and working papers under Research.

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