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. I often 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. I am currently visiting 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 Political Speech? (with Anselm Hager). Forthcoming, American Journal of Political Science, 2020

Working papers

  1. Diverse News Media Decreases Misperceptions about Immigration (with Sascha Riaz)
  2. Locked Out of College: When Admissions Bureaucrats Do and Do Not Discriminate (with Jacob Brown). R&R, British Journal of Political Science
  3. Parochialism, place-based identity and radical-right voting (with Daniel Bischof and Daniel Ziblatt)

Ongoing work

  1. Party Nominations and Female Electoral Performance: Evidence from Germany (with Pia Raffler and Thomas Fujiwara)