Karine Van der Straeten is Directrice de Recherche CNRS at the Toulouse School of Economics. Her research interests include Political Economy, Experimental Economics and Formal Political Science. She does research on electoral campaigns and voting rules, and in particular studies, using both formal models and experiments, how different electoral institutions shape the way democracy works in practice. She is a member of the Making Electoral Democracy Work project (http://electoraldemocracy.com/) and an associate editor of Mathematical Social Sciences (Elsevier). She has published her work in journal such as the British Journal of Political Science, Experimental Economics and the Journal of Public Economics, and wrote (with Woojin Lee and John E. Roemer) Racism, Xenophobia and Distribution: A Study of Multi-Issue Politics in Advanced Democracies, published in 2007 by Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation Press.
Senior researcher CNRS, GREMAQ
Political Science Program Director at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST)
2008 - 2013
Researcher CNRS, GREMAQ
2006 - 2008
Researcher CNRS, Paris-Jourdan School of Economics
2006 - 2010
Associate Professor, Paris School of Economics
2002 - 2008
Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
Visiting Assistant Professor, Yale University
2001 - 2006
Researcher CNRS, Laboratoire d'économétrie de l'Ecole Polytechnique
PhD in economics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
Grants and awards
Associated Editor of the Journal "Mathematical Social Sciences"
CNRS Bronze Medal
Canadian Research Council Grant for the project "Making Electoral Democracy Work"