Dr Florian Foos

Dr Florian Foos

Associate Professor in Political Behaviour

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 4.20
Office Hours
Fridays 12.30 - 2.00 (please book via Student Hub)
Connect with me

English, French, German
Key Expertise
Randomized Experiments, Field Experiments, Election campaigns, Social Media

About me

I am an Associate Professor in Political Behaviour in the Department of Government. I study political campaigns using randomized field experiments that I conduct with partner organisations, such as political parties and other campaign organisations. My research aim is to identify the causal effects of formal and informal interactions between citizens, politicians and campaign workers on electoral mobilization, opinion change and political activism. I am particularly interested in social mobilisation and persuasion between co-partisans and supporters of opposing parties or causes. Throughout my research, I apply experimental and quasi-experimental methods for causal inference.

Research interests

  • Election campaigns
  • Political persuasion and mobilisation
  • Political activism
  • Social influence in politics and social networks
  • Randomized field experiments

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV319: Experimental Politics
  • GV249: Research Design in Political Science

Selected publications