Martin Strobl


I am a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham working within the PRECEDE project on the socio-economic and cultural roots of European populism. I am affiliated with the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology but my work is quantitative and interdisciplinary across economics, political science, and sociology.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Aarhus University (Aarhus BSS) under the supervision of Nicola Maaser and Christian Bjørnskov. In my dissertation, I studied the relationship between social inequality and political accountability, populism, and competence in politics.

Currently, I work closely with Lorenza Antonucci on uncovering cleavages and grievances that fuel populist support in our societies - using novel methods and data that combine cultural attitudes and socio-economic factors.

Apart from populism, I have a broad interest in political economy, public economics, and (quantitative) political science. I am particularly interested in social and economic phenomena that shape electoral behaviour.

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