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Immigration & Politics

Hostility toward Immigrants

  • D. Hangartner, E. Dinas, M. Marbach, K. Matakos, and D. Xefteris. Does Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Make Natives More Hostile?, American Political Science Review 113(2):442–455, 2019. [Paper] [Preprint] [Code and Data]

  • M. Marbach and C. Horz. Access Denied: How Bureaucrats Shape Politicians’ Incentives to Choose Restrictive Asylum Policies. Political Science Research and Methods, 2024. [Preprint]

  • M. Marbach. The Electoral Consequences of Restricting Labor Market Access for Refugees: Evidence from Germany. Working Paper, 2023. [[Abstract]]

  • M. Marbach and G. Ropers. Not in my Backyard: Do Increases in Immigration Cause Political Violence? IPL Working Paper No. 18-02. [Working Paper]

Immigrant Integration


Political Methodology

Principal Stratification

  • M. Marbach. Causal Effects, Migration and Legacy Studies. American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming), 2023. [Paper] [Preprint] [Data and Code]

  • M. Marbach and D. Hangartner. Profiling Compliers and Non-Compliers for Instrumental Variable Analysis. Political Analysis, (28)3: 435–444, 2020. [Paper] [Preprint] [Software] [Data and Code]

  • D. Hangartner, M. Marbach, L. Henckel, M. Maathuis, R. Kelz, and L. Keele. Profiling Compliers in Instrumental Variables Designs. [Working Paper]

Missing Data


  • T. König, M. Marbach, and M. Osnabrügge. Estimating Party Positions across Countries and Time. A Dynamic Latent Variable Model for Manifesto Data. Political Analysis, 21(4):468–491, 2013. [Paper] [Data and Code]

  • T. König, M. Marbach, and M. Osnabrügge. Left/Right or U? Estimating the Dimensionality of National Party Competition in Europe. The Journal of Politics, 79(3):1101–1105, 2017. [Paper] [Data and Code]

  • J.-E. Flentje, T. König, and M. Marbach. Assessing the Validity of the Manifesto Common Space Scores. Electoral Studies, 47:25–35, 2017. [Paper] [Data and Code]

Side Projects

  • C. Horz, M. Marbach, and C. Steinert. Environmental Pollution and Authoritarian Politics. The Journal of Politics 85(2):524–536, 2023. [Paper] [Data and Code]

    • 2023 Honorable mention for the Southern Political Science Association’s Joseph Bernd Award
  • M. Marbach, D. Ward, and D. Hangartner. COVID-19 Lockdown Policies Weaken Civic Attitudes in the US and Europe. Working Paper, 2021. [Working Paper]