I am a Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London, and hold a D.Phil (2015) from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Before moving to KCL, I was a Senior Researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich.

As a behavioral political scientist I study
partisan election campaigns, predominantly in the UK and in Continental Europe, to identify the causal effects of formal and informal interactions between citizens, politicians and campaign workers on electoral mobilization, opinion change and political activism.

My methodological expertise is in
embedded experimentation, the design, conduct, and analysis of randomized field experiments in co-operation with candidates and political parties, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. I design spillover experiments to identify causal effects in social networks. I also use natural and quasi-experiments for causal inference, applying regression discontinuity, instrumental variable and difference-in-differences designs to research questions that interest me from a substantive point of view.

Some of my work on the behavioral consequences of interactions between campaigns and citizens has been published in the
American Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, and Electoral Studies. I have also published on party competition in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. My co-authors include Eline de Rooij, Elias Dinas, Fabrizio Gilardi, Peter John, Nikolay Marinov and Daniel Bischof.

teach courses on comparative politics, political influence, and causal inference. I am a member of EGAP, and also co-organize the ICPSR European Field Experiments Summer School in Florence, and the European Workshop in Empirical Political Science (EuroWEPS). Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in doing a PhD in areas related to my research interests.

You can follow me on
Twitter @FlorianFoos.