Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)



Jérôme Schäfer

Dr. Jérôme Schäfer, PhD

Assistant Professor


Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Empirische Politikforschung und Policy Analysis
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Raum: H 003
Telefon: +49 (0) 89/2180 9085
Fax: +49 (0) 89/2180 9092

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I came to LMU in 2018 after receiving my PhD from Yale. I teach classes on political behavior, political economy, and quantitative methods.

I am broadly interested in questions pertaining to democracy and inequality, and in applications of behavioral economics to political science. A first line of my research investigates the causes and consequences of unequal political participation. A second line of work examines how voters and public officials make decisions under uncertainty.


  • Schafer, Jerome, Enrico Cantoni, Giorgio Bellettini, Carlotta Berti-Ceroni, (2021). Making Unequal Democracy Work? The Effects of Income on Voter Turnout in Northern Italy. American Journal of Political Science.
  • Schafer, Jerome (2020). Delayed Gratification in Political Participation. American Politics Research.
  • Schafer, Jerome and John Holbein (2020). Time Is of the Essence: a Natural Experiment on How Time Constraints Influence Elections. Journal of Politics, 2, 418-432.
  • Holbein, John, Jerome Schafer, and David Dickinson (2019). Insufficient Sleep Reduces Voting and Other Pro-Social Behaviors. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 492-500.
  • Schafer, Jerome (2014). European Commission Officials’ Policy Attitudes. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(4), 911-927.


CV Schaefer (PDF)