Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - DYNAMICS

Fabio Ellger

Doctoral Researcher
Research Training Group "DYNAMICS"

Hertie School and
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heike Klüver 


Fabio Ellger is a PhD candidate at the Research Training Group "The Dynamics of Demography, Democratic Processes and Public Policy" (DYNAMICS), jointly organised by the Hertie School and the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

His main interest is political behavior in democracies. More specifically, he uses quantitative methods and experimental approaches to investigate the linkage of political parties and citizens, or address questions on participation and representation in democratic contexts.

Fabio completed his studies at the University of Potsdam, focusing on comparative politics and quantitative methods. He also spent a semester at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and at the Graduate School of Duke University, North Carolina.

In the course of his studies, he worked as a student assistant for the Manifesto Project at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and at Potsdam’s Chair of Comparative Politics.

Dissertation Title

"Feeling represented in a polarized society. The linkage of polarization, representation and participation in democracies"