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, applied game theory and quantitative methods; special focus on the consequences of political institutions for economic policies and economic performance, inequality and redistribution, elections and democratic representation.

Work experience

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
"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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