Research

Working Papers:

  1. Group Appeals towards Women on Facebook: Evidence from the 2019 EP elections
    (presented at EPSA 2022)

  2. The PARTYPRESS Database: A new Comparative Database of Parties’ Press Releases
    with Lukas F. Stoetzer, and Heike Klüver (presented at EPSA 2022)

Abstract: We present the newly compiled PARTYPRESS Database which compiles more than 250,000 published press releases from 67 parties in nine European countries. The database covers the press releases of the most relevant political parties starting from 2010 onward. It provides a hand-labeled subset in 21 unique issue categories according to a general codebook. We discuss and evaluate different supervised machine learning approaches to obtain evolving issue agendas of the different parties. We extend a recent analysis in Gessler & Hunger (2022) to illustrate the usefulness of our approach in studying dynamic party competition, communication, and behavior.

Work in progress:

  1. Issue Competition between Elections
    with Lukas F. Stoetzer, and Heike Klüver

  2. Buying Voter Support for Unpopular Policies: Evidence from 2022 German Nuclear Power Plants
    with António Valentim, and Heike Klüver