I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Government and the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation, University of Essex. I received my PhD from the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. In Konstanz, I was a Junior Research Fellow at the Chair of International Relations and Conflict Management until September 2015. My main research interest is in the comparative micro-politics and the political economy of local governance and development. I employ a variety of methods, combining applied experimental and qualitative approaches, case studies, fieldwork, as well as formal theory.


Email: fkern@essex.ac.uk
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/floriangkern/
Institution / Affiliation : University of Essex

Geographical Region: Africa, North America
Methodology: Experimental Design, Field Experiments, Mixed Method
Policy: Conflict and Violence, Development, Ethnic Politics, Governance