Christian Schimpf

Christian Schimpf

Department Monitoring Society and Social Change
Team National Survey Programmes

Kaiserring 10-16

Phone:+49 (621) 1246-420
Fax:+49 (621) 1246-100


I am a data processing specialist working with the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Project and a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) in Mannheim.


- Voting Behavior
- Comparative Public Opinion

Journal article

Huber, Robert A., and Christian Schimpf. 2017 (Forthcoming). "On the Distinct Effects of Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism on Democratic Quality." Politics and Governance. doi:

Huber, Robert, and Christian Schimpf. 2016. "A drunken guest in Europe? : The influence of populist radical right parties on democratic quality." Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 10 (2): 103-129. doi:

Huber, Robert A., and Christian Schimpf. 2016. "Friend or Foe? : Testing the Influence of Populism on Democratic Quality in Latin America." Political Studies 64 (4): 872-889. doi:

Contribution to edited volume

Huber, Robert A., and Christian Schimpf. 2017. "Populism and Democracy - Theoretical and Empirical Considerations." In Political Populism. A Handbook, edited by Reinhard C. Heinisch, Christina Holtz-Bacha, and Oscar Mazzoleni, International Studies on Populism, 329-344. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Conference contribution

Schimpf, Christian. 2017. "Between Switching, Abstention, and Challenger Parties - A comparative analysis of Ideological Protest Voting." 2017 Annual Conference of the Serbian Political Science Association, Belgrade, 24.09.2017.

Schimpf, Christian. 2017. "Ideological Protest Voting - Between Switching, Abstention, and Challenger Parties." 7th EPSA Annual Conference, Milan, 22.06.2017.

Schimpf, Christian, and Robert A. Huber. 2016. "Different or More of the Same? –Differences in Effects of Left and Right Wing Populism on Democratic Quality." 6th EPSA Annual Conference, Brussels.

Schimpf, Christian, and Steven Van Hauwaert. 2016. "The Effect of Populist Attitudes on the Propensity of Individuals to participate in different Forms of Political Participation." ECPR Joint Sessions, Pisa.