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Dr. Alexander Held
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alexander Held, The Electoral Consequences of Increasing Voter Turnout: A Natural Experiment, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, 09/09/-13/09/2020, 2020, pp1 - 45 Conference Paper, 2020

Christopher Kam, Anthony M. Bertelli, Alexander Held, The Electoral System, the Party System and Accountability in Parliamentary Government, American Political Science Review, 114, (3), 2020, p744 - 760 Journal Article, 2020 URL

Alexander Held, The Impact of Procedural Information Costs on Turnout, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 29/08/-01/09/2019, 2019, pp1 - 35 Conference Paper, 2019

Research Expertise


Political Participation


Awards and Honours

Charlemont Grant, Royal Irish Academy 16/02/2021

Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, Trinity College Dublin 30/01/2020

FAHSS Visiting Professorships Fund, Trinity College Dublin 08/01/2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship, BES and Nuffield College, University of Oxford (declined) 30/01/2019

Postdoctoral Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, ETH Zurich (declined) 31/05/2019

Fox International Fellowship, Yale University 15/04/2018

APSA Travel Award 2018, 2019

Institute for European Studies (IES) Travel Grant, University of British Columbia 15/09/2018

Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Grant, University of British Columbia 15/03/2018

Departmental Dissertation Research Fund, University of British Columbia 30/06/2018

Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) Grant, University of British Columbia 2017, 2018

Clifford, C. Clogg Scholarship, ICPSR Summer Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 15/05/2016

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia 15/02/2013

Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarship 01/06/2005

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship 01/05/2003


American Political Science Association (APSA) 01/03/2018 – present

European Political Science Association (EPSA) 01/03/2020 – present

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2019