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. In my academic research, I focus on political economy, political behavior, public policy, and quantitative research methods.


  • Hirvonen, Salomo, Jerome Schafer, and Janne Tukiainen (2023). Policy Feedback and Voter Turnout: Evidence from the Finnish Basic Income Experiment. Conditionally Accepted. American Journal of Political Science.
  • Bellettini, Giorgio, Carlotta Berti-Ceroni, Enrico Cantoni, Chiara Monfardi, and Jerome Schafer (2023). Modern Family? The Gendered Effects of Marriage and Childbearing on Voter Turnout. British Journal of Political Science.
    - Schafer, Jerome, Enrico Cantoni, Giorgio Bellettini, and Carlotta Berti Ceroni (2022).
  • Making Unequal Democracy Work? The Effects of Income on Voter Turnout in Northern Italy. American Journal of Political Science 66, no. 3: 745-761.
  • Cantoni, Enrico, Ludovica Gazzè, and Jerome Schafer (2021). Turnout in Concurrent
    Elections: Evidence from Two Quasi-Experiments in Italy. European Journal of Political Economy 70: 102035.
  • Schafer, Jerome (2021). Delayed Gratification in Political Participation. American Politics Research 49, no. 3: 304-312.
  • 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.

Classes taught at LMU

  • Research Design (B.A.)
  • Quantitative Comparative Politics (B.A.)
  • Elections and Survey Research (B.A.)
  • American Politics (B.A.)
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods: Causal Inference (M.A.)
  • Comparative Political Economy (M.A.)


CV Schaefer (PDF)