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Jerome Schäfer

Dr. Jerome Schäfer, PhD

Assistant Professor


Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Empirische Politikforschung und Policy Analysis
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Phone: +49 (0) 89/2180 9085
Fax: +49 (0) 89/2180 9092

Further Information

I came to LMU in 2018 after receiving my PhD from Yale. I teach classes on political behavior, political economy, and quantitative methods.

In my research, I study political behavior and political economy with a geographic focus on the United States and Western Europe. A first line of my work investigates the causes and consequences of unequal political participation. A second line of work examines the interplay between political institutions and behavioral decision-making in the formation of political preferences. My goal is to study interventions that encourage citizens to become more politically engaged and to take more sustainable political decisions.


  • Schafer, Jerome and John Holbein (2018). Time Is of the Essence: a Natural Experiment on How Time Constraints Influence Elections. Forthcoming. Journal of Politics.
  • Holbein, John, Jerome Schafer, and David Dickinson (2018). Insufficient Sleep Reduces Voting and Other Pro-Social Behaviors. Conditionally accepted. Nature Human Behaviour.
  • Schafer, Jerome (2014). European Commission Officials’ Policy Attitudes. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(4), 911-927.