Education 1984 - 1987 Université de Genève, Licence en science politique (B.A. in political science) summer 1987 and 1991 Summer training program in quantative methods in social research, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1987 - 1989 Université de Genève, Diplôme d'études supérieures en science politique (M.A. in political science) 1990 - 1992 University of Michigan, Master's degree in Political Science 1992 - 1994 University of Michigan, Ph.D. in Political Science Employment and Awards 1990 - 1991 Fulbright scholarship 1992-1996 Chargé d'enseignement (lecturer) at the Department of Political Science, University of Geneva 1996-2000 Maître assistant (lecturer) at the Department of Political Science, University of Geneva 1996-1997 Jean Monnet fellowship, European University Institute, Florence 1997-1999 Visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego 2001-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas, Austin 2002-2005 Professor and Director at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität St. Gallen 2005-2008 Professor at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Zürich 2008- Professor at the Département de science politique, Université de Genève Professional activities Member of the editorial board Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, International Interactions, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quartery, Swiss Political Science Review
Recent relevant publications * Democratization and Civil War. Journal of Peace Research. (2009 forthcoming) (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Lutz Krebs) * Democratization and War in Political Science. Democratization. (2008) 15(3) 509-524 (with Lars-Erik Cederman and Andreas Wenger) * Federal Stability in Unequal Societies Constitutional Political Economy (2005) 16 (2) 149-160. * Occurrence and Policy Consequences of Referendums. A Theoretical Model and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Theoretical Politics. (2004) 16(3) 321-356. * Selection Bias in Comparative Research. The Case of Incomplete Datasets. Political Analysis. (2003) 11(3) 225-274.