Lukas Haffert

University of Zurich

“Appealing to the local voter: Place-based campaigning and the supply-side of the urban-rural divide”

Lukas Haffert is a senior researcher in comparative political economy at the University of Zurich. After studying economics in Münster and St. Gallen, he spent his research career in several different institutions: during his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, afterwards as a Max-Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, and most recently as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies. During his dissertation, he has also been a visiting researcher at Georgetown University and at the International Monetary Fund. Since 2018 he is an elected member of the Junge Akademie, the German national academy for young academics.

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