Prof. Dr. Silja Häusermann

Welcome! I am a Professor and currently Head of Department at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich, where I teach classes on Swiss politics, comparative political economy, comparative politics and welfare state research.

My research interests are in comparative politics, comparative political economy and behavior. More specifically, I study socio-structural change, electoral and party system change, and their impact on distributive policies, as well as the transformation of welfare state and labor market politics in advanced post-industrial democracies.

This is the team I work with in Zurich.

My Google Scholar profile is here.

Current ERC project: “WELFAREPRIORITIES. Priorities, trade-offs and reform opportunities in European welfare politics”

I am Deputy Director of the UZH Research Priority Program Equality of Opportunities (co-directed with Profs. David Dorn (econ) and Matthias Mahlmann (law)).

last update: January 16th 2023