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Fabio Ellger

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: Fall 2022 | September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022


Fabio Ellger

Fabio Ellger is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Transformations of Democracy Unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. In 2022, Ellger obtained his Ph.D. in comparative political behavior from Humboldt University of Berlin. His work focuses on comparative politics and political behavior.

During his time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), he will utilize quantitative analyses, experiments or design-based inference to investigate questions connected to representation, participation, and polarization in today’s democracies. Specifically, his work will focus on the consequences of crime and violence for democratic governance.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

The consequences of political crime for democratic representation and electoral polarization


Political Science

Areas of Expertise

Democratic Representation
Comparative Political Behavior

Select Publications

Alizade, Jeyhun, and Fabio Ellger. “Do Politicians Discriminate against Constituents with an Immigration Background? Field Experimental Evidence from Germany.” The Journal of Politics 84, no. 3 (2022): 1823–27.