Research event

Economic decline and inequality as causal factors for political polarisation

A presentation by Monika Mühlböck (University of Vienna) followed by a discussion chaired by Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School.

Monika Mühlböck will present her recent paper (with colleagues) "Extreme Pessimists? Expected Socioeconomic Downward Mobility and the Political Attitudes of Young Adults". Her work will be discussed by Joanna Bryson in the context of her draft article (with colleagues) "Explaining Parochialism: A Causal Account for Political Polarization in Changing Economic Environments," which emerged from Bryson's work on cultural variation in public goods investment. The discussion will be followed by brief Q&A.

About the speaker:

Monika Mühlböck, University of Vienna, Department of Economic Sociology
Monika Mühlböck studied Political Science (M.A. 2007, PhD 2012) and Mathematics (B.Sc. 2013) at the University of Vienna. From 2007 to 2010, she worked as a junior researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. During 2010-2011 she was employed as a Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher at the University of Mannheim. Subsequently (2011-2012), she served as a project researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. From 2013 to 2014 she replaced an Assistant Professor at the University of Salzburg and spent the summer 2013 as an EUCE Fellow at the University of Colorado. Since March 2014, she works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economic Sociology. During the period 2018/2019, she was the president of the Austrian Political Science Association.

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