Hanno Hilbig

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Government
Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae

I am a PhD student in the Government department at Harvard. My research focuses on inequality, representation and migration. In most of my research, I rely on causal inference in observational settings. I am also a research fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In the spring semester of 2020, I am also a visiting researcher at the Institutions and Political Inequality Group at WZB Berlin.


  1. Do Inheritance Customs Affect Political and Social Inequality? 2019. (with Anselm Hager). American Journal of Political Science, 63 (4): 758-773.
  2. Does Public Opinion Affect Elite Rhetoric? (with Anselm Hager). Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science

Ongoing Work

  1. Diverse News Media Can Decrease Misperceptions about Immigration (with Sascha Riaz)
  2. Locked Out of College: When Admissions Bureaucrats Do and Do Not Discriminate (with Jacob Brown)
  3. The Cultural Roots of the German AfD Vote (with Daniel Bischof and Daniel Ziblatt)
  4. Party Nominations and Female Electoral Performance: Evidence from Germany (with Pia Raffler and Thomas Fujiwara)