FNSP Professor of Political Behavior

Sciences Po Paris


I'm a FNSP Professor of Political Behavior at the CEVIPOF in Sciences Po Paris. Prior to my current position, I worked at the University of Montreal and King's College London.  Before that, I completed my studies, including PhD, at my local university in Belgium, the University of Louvain.

I use (quasi) experimental methods to study the role of elections in shaping people's experience with representative democracy. I also occasionally contribute to methodological discussions in social sciences, particularly regarding surveys and experiments. I'm a political scientist by training but I frequently collaborate with economists trying to bridge the two disciplines. Political scientists would say that I'm a rational choice analyst, but economists would say that I'm behaviorist.

Below is a selection of my favorite articles that best represent my current research interests. For a full list see, here.


(2023) Public Support for Citizens' Assemblies Selected through Sortition: Evidence from 15 Countries.

European Journal of Political Research 62(3): 873-902 (with Jean-Benoit Pilet, Davide Vittori, and Emilien Paulis).

(2022) Does the Number of Candidates Increase Turnout? Causal Evidence From Two-Round Elections.

Political Behavior 44(4): 2005–2026 (with Ria Ivandic).

(2021) Estimating Humanity’s Attitudes About Democracy and Political Leaders: Patterns and Trends.

Public Opinion Quarterly 85(4): 957–986 (with Christopher J. Anderson and Aurelia Ananda).

(2021) The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Political Support: Some Good News for Democracy?

European Journal of Political Research 60(2): 497–505 (with Marco Giani,  André Blais, and Peter J. Loewen).

(2019) Electoral Rules, Strategic Entry, and Polarization.

Journal of Public Economics 178: 104065 (with Konstantinos Matakos, Orestis Troupounis, and Dimitrios Xefteris).

Curriculum Vitae