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Verena Fetscher

Experimental Lab Scientist, CESS

Research Interests: Comparative political economy; experimental methods.

I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Experimental Social Science at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Mannheim. My research is in comparative political economy. I study preferences and decision-making. Central questions I am interested in are why some people support higher levels of redistribution than others and what role institutional and social factors play in the formation of redistribution preferences.

Methodologically, I combine quantitative analyses with experimental approaches. The institutional dimensions I am interested in are difficult to study in isolation. I therefore draw from real-world variations and study them in the laboratory. My experimental research is inspired by advances in behavioral economics.

At CESS, I manage the laboratory and act as ethics coordinator. I taught various seminars on the politics of redistribution and inequality and international development at the University of Mannheim.

Verena Fetscher