Karine Van Der Straeten

Karine Van Der Straeten

IDEI Researcher
TSE Research Faculty
IAST Program Director


Email    karine.van-der-straeten@tse-fr.eu
Tel    +33 (0)5 61 12 86 03
Office    MF 202 Bis

full cv and publications

Research interests

Political Economy
Experimental Economics

Work experience

Current position

2013Senior researcher CNRS, TSE
2012Political Science Program Director at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)

Former positions

20102016Associate Editor, Mathematical Social Sciences
20082013Researcher CNRS, GREMAQ
20062008Researcher CNRS, Paris-Jourdan School of Economics
20062010Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics
20022008Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
2001Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale University
20012006Researcher CNRS, Laboratoire d'économétrie de l'Ecole Polytechnique


2000PhD in economics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
1994Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Grants and awards

2016Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Political Science
2016Editorial Board, American Political Science Review
2009CNRS Bronze Medal
2009Canadian Research Council Grant for the project "Making Electoral Democracy Work"
2001Visiting Fellow, Cowles Foundation
2001PhD Award, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Publications on IAST Themes

Article in a refereed journal
"Communicating on electoral platforms", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2017.03.006.
(with Gabrielle Demange)
[ Forthcoming ]
"Addressing Europe’s democratic deficit: An experimental evaluation of the pan-European district proposal", European Union Politics, vol. 17, n. 4, p. 525-545. doi:10.1177/1465116516630151.
(with André Blais, Damien Bol, Sona Golder, Philipp Harfst, Jean-François Laslier and Laura Stephenson)
"Strategic voting in multi-winner elections with approval balloting: A theory for large electorates", Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 47, n. 3, p. 559-587. doi:10.1007/s00355-016-0983-y.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"Influence versus utility in the evaluation of voting rules: a new look at the Penrose formula", Public Choice, vol. 165, n. 1, p. 103-122.
(with Michel Le Breton)
"Citizens’ preferences about voting rules: self-interest, ideology, and sincerity", Public Choice, vol. 164, n. 3, p. 423-442.
(with André Blais, Jean-François Laslier and François Poinas)
"To Vote Or To Abstain? An Experimental Test of Rational Calculus in First Past the Post and PR Elections", Electoral Studies, vol. 36, p. 39-50. doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2014.07.001.
(with André Blais, Maxime Héroux-Legault, Jean-François Laslier and Jean Benoît Pilet)
"Sorting out mechanical and psychological effects in candidate elections: An appraisal with experimental data", British Journal of Political Science, vol. 43, n. 4, p. 937-944. doi:10.1017/S0007123412000579.
(with André Blais, Jean-François Laslier and Nicolas Sauger)
"Vote Au Pluriel: How People Vote When Offered to Vote Under Different Rules?", PS: Political Science & Politics, vol. 46, n. 2, p. 324-328. doi:10.1017/S1049096513000036.
(with André Blais and Jean-François Laslier)
"Strategic vote choice in one round and two-round elections: an experimental study", Political Research Quarterly, vol. 64, n. 3, p. 637-645. doi:10.1177/1065912909358583.
(with André Blais, Simon Labbé St-Vincent, Jean-François Laslier and Nicolas Sauger)
"Strategic, Sincere and Heuristic Voting under Four Election Rules: An Experimental Study", Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 35, n. 3, p. 435-472. doi:10.1007/s00355-010-0448-7.
(with André Blais, Jean-François Laslier and Nicolas Sauger)
"Immigration and Natives' Attitudes towards the Welfare State: Evidence from the European Social Survey", Social Indicators Research, vol. 91, p. 345-370.
(with Claudia Senik and Holger Stichnoth)
"Approval Voting in the French 2002 Presidential Election: A Live Experiment", Experimental Economics, vol. 11, n. 1, Springer Netherlands.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"One-Round vs. Two-Round Elections: An Experimental Study", French Politics, vol. 5, n. 3, p. 278-286.
(with André Blais, Jean-François Laslier, Annie Laurent and Nicolas Sauger)
"Racism, Xenophobia and Distribution", Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 4, n. 2-3, p. 446-454. doi:10.1162/jeea.2006.4.2-3.446.
(with Woojin Lee and John E. Roemer)
"The Political Economy of Xenophobia and Distribution: The Case of Denmark", The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 108, p. 251-278.
(with John E. Roemer)
"Xenophobia and distribution in France: A politico-economic analysis", Journal of Economics, vol. 86, p. 95-144.
(with John E. Roemer)
"Heterogeneity in reported well-being: Evidence from twelve European countries", The Economic Journal, vol. 115, p. 118-132.
(with Andrew Clark, Fabrice Etilé, Fabien Postel-Vinay and Claudia Senik)
"Electoral Competition, Information and A Strategic Electorate", Economic Theory, vol. 24, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, p. 419-446.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"Vote par assentiment pendant la présidentielle 2002 : analyse d’une expérience", Revue Française de Science Politique, vol. 54, p. 99-130.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"Voting under Ignorance of Job Skills of Unemployed: the Overtaxation Bias", Journal of Public Economics, vol. 87, p. 595-626.
(with Jean-François Laslier and Alain Trannoy)
Voting Experiments, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40573-5_1.
(with André Blais and Jean-François Laslier)
Racism, Xenophobia and Distribution, A Study of Multi-Issue Politics in advanced Democracies, Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation Press.
(with Woojin Lee and John E. Roemer)
Contribution to a book
"Strategic voting in multi-winner elections with approval balloting: An application to the 2011 regional government election in Zurich", in The Many Faces of Strategic Voting, John Aldrich, André Blais and Laura Stephenson (eds.).
(with Romain Lachat and Jean-François Laslier)
[ Forthcoming ]
"Measuring Perceptions of Candidate Viability in Voting Experiments", in Voting Experiments, chapter 4, September 2016, Springer, p. 287-302. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40573-5_15.
(with André Blais, Martial Foucault, Simon Labbé St-Vincent, Jean-François Laslier and Nicolas Sauger)
"Patterns of strategic voting in run-off elections", in Voting Experiments, chapter 3, September 2016, Springer, p. 215-236. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40573-5_11.
(with André Blais and Jean-François Laslier)
"La perception de la pauvreté et des inégalités: I. Enquêtes d'opinion", Paris, in La pauvreté dans les pays riches, April 2009, Economica, p. 209-224.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"La perception de la pauvreté et des inégalités: II. Economie expérimentale", Paris, in La pauvreté dans les pays riches, April 2009, Economica, p. 209-224.
(with Jean-François Laslier)
"Crise de la représentation politique en France: Comment réconcilier le peuple et ses élus?", in Economiques 2: 16 nouvelles questions d'économie contemporaine, Philippe Askenazy and Daniel Cohen (eds.), March 2010, Albin Michel.
"Strategic Voting in the Laboratory", in Experimental Political Science: Principles and Practices, Bernhard Kittel, Wolfgang J. Luhan and Rebecca B. Morton (eds.), chapter 2 : Experimental Designs, April 2012, Palgrave Macmillan, p. 167-196.
(with André Blais, Jean-François Laslier and Nicolas Sauger)
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