In 2015, Austria took in almost 90,000 asylum seekers – the third-highest number in Europe that year. The government housed asylum seekers in areas with little experience in welcoming refugees. These areas subsequently saw a backlash against refugees in particular, and immigrants and Muslims in general, write Markus Wagner and Lukas Rudolph
Senior Research Fellow at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science of LMU Munich
Lukas is also affiliated Research Associate at the Center for Comparative and International Studies of ETH Zurich.
His research centres around questions of political behaviour, preference formation, and the role of institutions in a comparative perspective, with a methodical focus on design-based causal inference with observational data and general population survey experiments.