Evelyne Hübscher

Central European University, Austria

“Policy Misperceptions, Information, and the Demand for Redistributive Tax Reform: Experimental Evidence from Latin America”

Evelyne Hübscher is a Professor at the Department of Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and a Lic. Phil. from the University of Zurich. Before joining CEU in 2010 she was a pre-doc at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. During the academic year of 2021/2022 she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute, Florence). Her research is at the intersection of comparative political economy and party politics. She has written extensively on the economic, political and strategic determinants of unpopular reforms, in particular austerity. Recent contributions (published in the British Journal of Political Science) focus on citizen’s assessment of austerity measures and to what extent austerity affects the electoral support of governing parties and how austerity changes party landscapes and leads to political polarization.