Michael Becher

Michael Becher



Email    michael.becher@iast.fr
Tel    + 33 (0)5 61 63 57 88
Office    MF 203

full cv and publications

Research interests

Comparative politics, political economy; special focus on political institutions, elections and representation, inequality and redistribution

Work experience

Current position

2016Tenure-Track Researcher

Former positions

20132016Assistant Professor for political economy, Department of Politics and Public Administration and Graduate School of Decision Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany


2013PhD. Princeton University, Department of Politics and the Joint Degree Program in Social Policy
2011MA. Princeton University, Department of Politics

Publications on IAST Themes

Article in a refereed journal
"Local Union Organization and Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress", The Journal of Politics.
(with Konstantin Käppner and Daniel Stegmueller)
[ Forthcoming ]
"Prime Ministers and the Electoral Cost of Using the Confidence Vote in Legislative Bargaining: Evidence From France", West European Politics, vol. 40, n. 2, p. 252-274. doi:10.1080/01402382.2016.1192899.
(with Sylvain Brouard and Isabelle Guinaudeau)
"Dissolution Threats and Legislative Bargaining", American Journal of Political Science, vol. 59, n. 3, p. 641-655. doi:10.1111/ajps.12146.
(with Flemming Juul Christiansen)
"Economic Performance, Individual Evaluations and the Vote: Investigating the Causal Mechanism", The Journal of Politics, vol. 75, n. 4, p. 968-979. doi:10.1017/s0022381613000959.
(with Michael Donnelly)
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