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Mark Kayser teaches applied quantitative methods and comparative politics at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. His core research interests address the economic underpinnings of democracy with current projects centering on electoral accountability, economic news, electoral competitiveness and populism. Before coming to the Hertie School of Governance, he served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.  He has also held a postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford and will spend the 2018-19 academic year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford). He is the co-author of a book on the effect of electoral systems on regulation and price levels (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the author or co-author of articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis and other leading journals. He is a former recipient of the GESIS/Klingemann research award and former Senior Editor for Comparative Political Economy of the Oxford Research Encyclopdia. He currently serves on several advisory and editorial boards.