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Ongoing research projects
 

My research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). I have three ongoing projects on the politics of fiscal austerity, the impact of austerity on government economic credibility, and on U.S.-Chinese economic cooperation:

 

- Contingent Signals: The political preconditions for successful economic stablization, SNF project no. 165480 (CHF 517'511)

 

- How to design politically sustainable responses to fiscal pressure, SNIS project (CHF 262'611, co-coordinator)

 

- Cooperation and Conflict in Chinese-U.S. Economic Relations, SNF project no. 182371 (CHF 494'579)

 

Working papers 

 

All papers that are not online are currently under revision and available upon request. Please email me at thomas.sattler@unige.ch.

 

Ferrara, Federico, Jörg Haas, Andrew Peterson, Thomas Sattler. “Exports vs. Investment: How Public Discourse Shapes Support for External Imbalances.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August 30 – September 2, 2018. 'Revise and Resubmit' at the Socio-Economic Review.

 

Hübscher, Evelyne, Thomas Sattler and Markus Wagner. “Does Austerity Cause Political Polarization and Fragmentation?" Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., August 29 – September 1, 2019. Under review.

 

Schweinberger, Tanja and Thomas Sattler. “Trade as a Foreign Policy Issue: A Bilateral Micro Perspective.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., August 28 – September 1, 2019. Under review.

 

Elkink, Johan, Sarah Parlane and Thomas Sattler. “When One Side Stays Home: A Joint Model of Turnout and Vote Choice.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, June 21 – 23, 2018. Under review.  

 

Hübscher, Evelyne and Thomas Sattler. 2020. “Growth Models Under Austerity.” Chapter presented at the book workshop on “Growth Models” (editors: Lucio Baccaro, Mark Blyth and Jonas Pontussen), Max Planck Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung, Köln, January 29-30.

 

Hübscher, Evelyne and Thomas Sattler. “The Fiscal Policy Trap: Deficits, Austerity and Popularity.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August 30 – September 2, 2018.    

 

Hübscher Evelyne, Thomas Sattler and Markus Wagner. 2018. “The Political Benefits of IMF Interventions.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 5-8, 2018.    

 

Peterson, Andrew and Thomas Sattler. “Political Communication and Macroeconomic Stablization.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, August 31 – September 2, 2017.

 

Work in progress  

 

Nguyen, Quynh, Thomas Sattler and Tanja Schweinberger. "Power Transitions and Support for Global Economic Cooperation." Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 10-13, 2020.

 

Hübscher, Evelyne, Thomas Sattler and Zbigniew Truchlewski. "Fiscal Trade-Offs: Deficits, Austerity and the Macroeconomic Beliefs of Voters." Paper to be presented at the Conference of Europeanists (CES), Reykjavik, June 22-24, 2020.

 

Ferrara, Federico and Thomas Sattler. "Austerity and Government Credibility."

 

Baccini, Leonardo and Thomas Sattler. "Austerity, Economic Vulnerability, and Populism."  

 

Bodea, Cristina, Federico Ferrara and Thomas Sattler. "The Eurozone Dilemma: The Political Effects of ECB Monetary Policy in a Diverging Union."