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Florian Foos

Lecturer in Politics


Contact details:

Department of Political Economy

Room S2.21
Strand Building, Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS


Office hours: 

Monday: 14:00 - 15:00 (stata surgery)

Wednesday: 13:00 - 14:00


Dr Florian Foos joined the Department of Political Economy at King's College London in January 2017 as a Lecturer in Politics. Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher in Public Policy at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Florian holds a D.Phil (2015) from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.


Florian is a behavioural political scientist. He studies partisan election campaigns, predominantly in the UK and in Continental Europe, to identify the causal effects of formal and informal interactions between citizens, politicians and campaign workers on electoral mobilizationopinion change and political activism. He also has a research interest in party competition, and in behavioural public policy. His methodological expertise is in causal inference, and particularly in the design and conduct of randomized field experiments in co-operation with candidates and political parties, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Selected Publications:

2017, Foos, Florian, and Eline A. de Rooij, "The role of partisan cues in voter mobilization campaigns: Evidence from a randomized field experiment." Electoral Studies 45(1): 63-74.

2016, Foos, Florian, and Eline A. de Rooij, "All in the Family: Partisan Disagreement and Electoral Mobilization in Intimate Networks—A Spillover Experiment." American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

2016, Foos, Florian, and Peter John, "Parties are No Civic Charities: Voter Contact and the Changing Partisan Composition of the Electorate." Political Science Research and Methods, forthcoming.

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