Daniel Kovarek is a Research Fellow at the European University Institute, at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Central European University. He studies political behaviour at the voter and the elite level; his expertise lies in the intersection of political geography and distributive politics.
Daniel has extensive experience in designing, fielding, and analysing lab, field and survey experiments. For his dissertation research, he utilized vignette and conjoint experiments to study friends-and-neighbours voting; in his current position, he studies the policy-making processes in various crises of the European Union, using survey experiments and text-as-data methods.
Previously, Daniel has been teaching a wide variety of graduate-level courses on quantitative methods, applied statistics, programming, research design, as well as comparative politics. His research has appeared in Research & Politics, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and Environmental Politics, among others.