Daniel Stegmueller

Daniel Stegmueller

Assistant Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 294G Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-4321
Methods, Political Economy

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I am also an associate member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and of CAGE, University of Warwick.
My research lies at the intersection of political economy and political behavior. I study political preferences and choices in advanced industrialized societies, specifically individuals' preferences for redistribution and redistributive voting. I am interested in how these are shaped by social structure and institutions, but also by basic individual characteristics, such as cognitive and non-cognitive skills.
Methodologically, I am interested in applied Bayesian modeling, Bayesian Nonparametrics, hierarchical/multilevel models, measurement and discrete choice models. I am particularly interested in applying these models to problems of comparative/cross-cultural research and to panel data.
I teach a variety of courses related to political economy, causal inference, and Applied Bayesian statistics.


  • Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen 2012

Beramendi, P, and Stegmueller, D. THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE EUROCRISIS. 2016.

Becher, M, Stegmueller, D, and Käppner, K. Local Union Organization and Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress. 2016.

Dimick, M, Rueda, D, and Stegmueller, D. "The Altruistic Rich? Inequality and Other-Regarding Preferences for Redistribution." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 11.4 (February 20, 2017): 385-439. Full Text

Rueda, D, and Stegmueller, D. "The Externalities of Inequality: Fear of Crime and Preferences for Redistribution in Western Europe." American Journal of Political Science 60.2 (April 2016): 472-489. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. "Religion and Redistributive Voting in Western Europe." The Journal of Politics 75.4 (October 2013): 1064-1076. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. "How Many Countries for Multilevel Modeling? A Comparison of Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches." American Journal of Political Science 57.3 (July 2013): 748-761. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. "Modeling Dynamic Preferences: A Bayesian Robust Dynamic Latent Ordered Probit Model." Political Analysis 21.03 (June 2013): 314-333.

Stegmueller, D, Scheepers, P, Rossteutscher, S, and de Jong, E. "Support for Redistribution in Western Europe: Assessing the role of religion." European Sociological Review 28.4 (August 1, 2012): 482-497. Full Text

Neundorf, A, Stegmueller, D, and Scotto, TJ. "The Individual-Level Dynamics of Bounded Partisanship." Public Opinion Quarterly 75.3 (September 1, 2011): 458-482. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. "Apples and Oranges? The Problem of Equivalence in Comparative Research." Political Analysis 19.04 (September 2011): 471-487.


Selected Grants

Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration awarded by University of Essex (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017