Fabio Wasserfallen


Journal Articles



  1. “Global Diffusion, Policy Flexibility, and Inflation Targeting”

  2. International Interactions, early view.  [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication Archive]  [Appendix]

  3. “The Politics of Policy Diffusion” (with Fabrizio Gilardi)

  4. European Journal of Political Research, early view. [Link]  [PDF]

  5. “Analysing Decision-Making during the Eurozone Crisis with New Data”

  6. Co-authored with Dirk Leuffen, Zdenek Kudrna, and Hanno Degner

  7. European Union Politics 20(1): 3–23.   [Link]  [PDF]  [Codebook, Appendix & Datasets]

  8. “Political Conflict in the Reform of the Eurozone” (with Thomas Lehner)

  9.   European Union Politics 20(1): 45–64.  [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication Archive]  [Appendix]  [Blog]  [Blog in German]

  10. “Explaining Governmental Preferences on Economic and Monetary Union Reform”

  11. Co-authored with S. Târlea, S. Bailer, H. Degner, L. Dellmuth, D. Leuffen, M. Lundgren, and J. Tallberg

  12. European Union Politics 20(1): 24–44.  [Link] [PDF]


  1. “Extending the Use and Prediction Precision of Subnational Public Opinion Estimation”

  2. Co-authored with Lucas Leemann

  3. American Journal of Political Science 61(4): 1003–22. [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication archive] 


  1. “The Democratic Effect of Direct Democracy” (with Lucas Leemann)

  2.   American Political Science Review 110(4): 750–762. [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication archive]  [Appendix]

  3. “How Socialization Attenuates Tax Competition” (with Fabrizio Gilardi)

  4.   British Journal of Political Science 46(1): 45–65.  [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication archive]  [Appendix] [Blog]


  1. “The Cooperative Capacity of Swiss Federalism”

  2.   Swiss Political Science Review 21(4): 538–555.  [Link]  [PDF]

  3. “Learning and the Diffusion of Regime Contention in the Arab Spring”

  4. Co-authored with Justus Bamert and Fabrizio Gilardi

  5. Research & Politics 2(3): 1–9.   [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication archive]


  1. “Contextual Variation in Interdependent Policy Making: The Case of Tax Competition”

  2. European Journal of Political Research 53(4): 822–839. [Link]  [PDF]  [Replication archive]  [Appendix]

  3. “Political and Economic Integration in the EU: The Case of Failed Tax Harmonization”

  4. Journal of Common Market Studies 52(2): 420–435.  [Link]  [PDF]  [Appendix]

  5. “Swiss Federalism in a Changing Environment” (with Katharina Füglister)

  6. Comparative European Politics 12(4/5): 404–421.  [Link]  [PDF]


  1. “The Judiciary as Legislator? How the European Court of Justice shapes Policy-Making in the EU”

  2. Journal of European Public Policy 17(8): 1128–1146. [Link]  [PDF]

Book Chapters


    “Measuring Attitudes: Multilevel Modeling with Post-Stratification (MrP)”  (with Lucas Leemann) in

    Curini, Luigi and Rob J. Franzese (eds), 2019, Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and

    International Relations, London: Sage.

    “How Member States Cope with the Eurozone Crisis” (with Sonja Puntscher Riekmann) in Morlino,

    Leonardo and Cecilia Sottilotta (eds), 2019, The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.   [PDF]

    “Policy Diffusion and European Public Policy Research” in Ongaro, Edoardo and Sandra van Thiel (eds.),

    2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe, Basingstoke:

    Palgrave Macmillan.   [PDF]

    “Cantonal tax autonomy in Switzerland: Trends, challenges, and experiences” (with Fabrizio Gilardi and

    Daniel Kübler ) in Ruiz-Almendral, Violeta and Francois Vaillancourt (eds.), 2013, Tax autonomy of sub-

    national entities, London: McGill-Queen‘s University Press.

    “Multilevel elections and second order effects in Switzerland” (with Daniel Bochsler) in Dandoy, Régis

    and Arjan Schakel (eds.), 2013, Regional and National Elections in Western Europe, Basingstoke:

    Palgrave Macmillan.

Habilitation Thesis

  1.    “Essays on Federalism, Democracy, and Diffusion”

  2.     Cumulative Habilitation Thesis, Salzburg: University of Salzburg. 2017.

Ph.D. Thesis

  1.    “Lessons From an Ideal-Typical Case of Interdependent Policy Making”

  2.     Cumulative Ph.D. Thesis, Zurich: University of Zurich. 2014.

Work in Progress

     Supranational Influence in the Reform of the Eurozone (with Magnus Lundgren and Jonas Tallberg)  [PDF]

     Eurozone Politics (book project, editor with Sonja Puntscher Riekmann)

     Brexit and the Role of Expectations (with Charlotte Grynberg and Stefanie Walter)  [PDF]    

     Different “Worlds” of Domestic Position Formation in Economic and Fiscal Integration (with Stefanie

     Bailer, Silvana Tarlea, and Zdenek Kudrna)

     Who is Powerful in the Reform of the Eurozone? (with Zdenek Kudrna)

     Visions of Europeans for the European Union (with Marc Friedli)