Chendi Wang
Research Fellow at the European University Institute

Chendi is a Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) working on the ERC-funded SOLID project led by Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi and a PhD candidate in Political Science at the EUI. His broad research interests include comparative politics, political behaviour, political economy, and methodology. His doctoral thesis, situated at the intersection between political economy and political behaviour, seeks to clarify the political consequences of austerity. In other projects, he examines both enduring topics in voting behaviour, social movement and public opinion, as well as new topics surfacing as a result of recent crises, e.g. the COVID-19 pandemic and the migrant crisis in Europe. His research incorporates a variety of methods, including quantitative analysis, survey experiment and formal modelling, to bring a well-rounded approach to the study of politics. He is also interested in methodology, trying to develop new quantitative techniques and improve current ones. He specialises in time series analysis and causal inference with observational data. At the same time, he has been actively working on Bayesian statistics and machine learning techniques.

Recent publications:

“The Effect of Austerity Packages on Government Popularity during the Great Recession” (with Abel Bojar, Björn Bremer and Hanspeter Kriesi). British Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming.

“Economic grievances, political grievances and protest”. (with Hanspeter Kriesi, Thomas Kurer and Silja Häusermann) In Hanspeter Kriesi, Jasmine Lorenzini, Bruno Wüest and Silja Häusermann (eds.), Contention in Times of Crisis: Recession and Political Protest in Thirty European Countries. 2020. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

This project is funded with a Synergy Grant by the European Research Council under Grant Agreement n. 810356. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Council. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.