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André Kaiser, Board Member

André Kaiser received his PhD from the University of Freiburg. He was habilitated at the University of Mannheim in 2000. Following a tenure at the University of Konstanz (2000-2001), he joined the University of Cologne in 2002. He has been a Full Professor of Political Science since 2003 and a member of the Faculty of the International Max Planck Research School “The Social and Political Constitution of the Economy” since 2007. Professor Kaiser’s international experience includes visiting professorships in Poland, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain.

Professor Kaiser’s research interest is informed by the actor-centred institutionalist approach to the study of politics. Current research projects include party strategies on electoral markets, macro and micro effects of electoral systems and federalism and decentralization effects in OECD countries among others.