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The Team

Prof. Frédéric Varone
Prof. Frédéric Varone
Director, Geneva University
Head of the study and director of the Department for Political Science and International Relations at Geneva University. Professor Varone has conducted various projects with and about politicians, for example about their interest group ties.
Dr Luzia Helfer
Dr Luzia Helfer
Project lead, Geneva University
Dr Helfer is the project lead on this study. She has extensive experience surveying politicians, for example on the role of the media in a study with Swiss and Dutch politicians.

TEAM FOR THE GRAND COUNCIL IN BERNE

Catherine Ammann
Catherine Ammann
Catherine Ammann supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne.
Corina Schena
Corina Schena
Corina Schena supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne.
Carine Hunziker
Carine Hunziker
Carine Hunziker supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne.
Estelle Pannatier
Estelle Pannatier
Estelle Pannatier supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne.
Flurina Wäspi
Flurina Wäspi
MA Student University of Berne
Flurina Wäspi supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne and writes her MA thesis using data from this project.
Virginia Wenger
Virginia Wenger
Virginia Wenger supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grossrat) in Berne.

TEAM FOR THE NATIONAL LEVEL

Prof. Pirmin Bundi
Prof. Pirmin Bundi
Prof. Pirmin Bundi supports data collection at the National Council and Council of States. He has experience conducting studies with national and local Swiss politicians.
Dr Sarah Bütikofer
Dr Sarah Bütikofer
Oberassistentin, University of Zurich
Dr Sarah Bütikofer supports data collection at the National Council and Council of States. She is the editor of DeFacto, a web platform that makes the research expertise of political science accessible. She has many years of experience in carrying out surveys, also with politicians.
Christian Metzger
Christian Metzger
MA student University of Berne
Christian Metzger supports data collection at the National Council and Council of States.

TEAM FOR THE GRAND COUNCIL IN GENEVA

Volkan Graf
Volkan Graf
MA Student University of Berne
Volkan Graf supports data collection at the Grand Council (Grand Conseil) in Geneva and writes his MA thesis using data from this project.
Vincent Milliard
Vincent Milliard
Former MA student Geneva University
Vincent Meilliard supports data collection at the Grand Council in Geneva.
Dr Marion Deville
Dr Marion Deville
Consultant, Geneva University
Dr Marion Deville supports data collection at the Grand Council in Geneva. She has written a thesis in Sociology at the faculty of Social Sciences about the Constituent Assembly of the canton of Geneva.

THE INTERNATIONAL teams