Yannick Pengl

Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Science.

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich’s International Conflict Research Group and team member of the ERC NASTAC project. My research interests range across Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and International Relations. I study how historical processes, economic forces, and state policies shape inter-group inequalities, political identities, and armed conflict. I explore these topics with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and historical Europe. My typical research project combines large geospatial and historical data sets with state-of-the art methods for causal inference from observational data to address classic political science questions.

I received my PhD from ETH Zurich where I also obtained a MA degree in Comparative and International Studies. Previously, I completed BA degrees in International Affairs and Economics at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. My dissertation project benefited from generous support by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Doc.CH grant) and research visits at Berkeley’s Center for African Studies and Yale’s Department of Political Science.