Michael Bechtel is Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science and European Affairs and a faculty member at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics and the research initiative ECONTribute at the University of Cologne. He studies how countries can address international economic and environmental risks that raise questions about inequality and redistribution. Current projects examine mass support for global climate cooperation, the politics of natural disasters, and policy responses to economic crises. Much of his scholarly work uses original survey data, experimental designs, and causal inference techniques. Bechtel’s articles have appeared in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, International Organization, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has published two books on the politics of financial markets. Bechtel’s research has been featured in media outlets such as the Financial Times, Independent, New York Times, Independent, Zeit, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and in animated movies.

Now available: Social Norms Survey Instruments
These files contain word and qualtrics versions (including Java script) of survey modules to elicit reciprocity, altruism, and inequality aversion in mass surveys:

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