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, Pablo, and Daniel Stegmueller. THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE EUROCRISIS. 2016.

Dimick, Matthew, and Daniel Stegmueller. The Political Economy of Risk and Ideology. 2015.

Becher, Michael, et al. Labor Unions and Unequal Representation.

Dimick, M., et al. “Models of Other-Regarding Preferences, Inequality, and Redistribution.” Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 21, May 2018, pp. 441–60. Scopus, doi:10.1146/annurev-polisci-091515-030034. Full Text Open Access Copy

Becher, M., et al. “Local union organization and law making in the US congress.” Journal of Politics, vol. 80, no. 2, Apr. 2018, pp. 539–54. Scopus, doi:10.1086/694546. Full Text

Dimick, M., et al. “The altruistic rich? Inequality and other-regarding preferences for redistribution.” Critical Finance Review, vol. 11, no. 4, Jan. 2017, pp. 385–439. Scopus, doi:10.1561/100.00015099. Full Text

Rueda, D., and D. Stegmueller. “The Externalities of Inequality: Fear of Crime and Preferences for Redistribution in Western Europe.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 60, no. 2, Mar. 2016, pp. 472–89. Scopus, doi:10.1111/ajps.12212. Full Text Open Access Copy

Stegmueller, D. “Bayesian hierarchical age-period-cohort models with time-structured effects: An application to religious voting inthe US, 1972-2008.” Electoral Studies, vol. 33, Mar. 2014, pp. 52–62. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2013.06.005. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. “Religion and redistributive voting in Western Europe.” Journal of Politics, vol. 75, no. 4, Oct. 2013, pp. 1064–76. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0022381613001023. Full Text

Stegmueller, Daniel. “Modeling Dynamic Preferences: A Bayesian Robust Dynamic Latent Ordered Probit Model.” Political Analysis, vol. 21, no. 03, June 2013, pp. 314–33.

Stegmueller, D. “Modeling dynamic preferences: A Bayesian robust dynamic latent ordered probit model.” Political Analysis, vol. 21, no. 3, Jan. 2013, pp. 314–33. Scopus, doi:10.1093/pan/mpt001. Full Text

Stegmueller, D. “How many countries for multilevel modeling? A comparison of frequentist and bayesian approaches.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 57, no. 3, Jan. 2013, pp. 748–61. Scopus, doi:10.1111/ajps.12001. Full Text

Stegmueller, D., et al. “Support for redistribution in western Europe: Assessing the role of religion.” European Sociological Review, vol. 28, no. 4, Aug. 2012, pp. 482–97. Scopus, doi:10.1093/esr/jcr011. Full Text


Selected Grants

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