Dalston G. Ward
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Immigration Policy Lab
ETH Zurich


Contact Information
ETH Zurich
Immigration Policy Lab
Leonhardshalde 21
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

E-mail: dalston.ward@gess.ethz.ch
Office: LEH D6

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab in the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences and the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich. Prior to joining the Immigration Policy Lab, I received my PhD in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University.

My research focuses primarily on immigrant integration and native attitudes toward immigrants. In particular, my work examines the impact of local contexts -- e.g., the partisanship of municipal office holders, immigrant diversity, and the demographics of immigrants -- on integration and the development of anti-immigrant attitudes. My main project studies the consequences of diversity within immigrant populations, showing that when immigrants come from a variety of countries, integration proceeds more smoothly and with less backlash among natives. Another major project studies the role of local politics and the ideology of parties in facilitating integration. I am also generally interested in comparative party politics, causal inference, political economy, political methodology, and policy.

For more information on my work, take a look at my CV, the papers listed below, or my Immigration Policy Lab page.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • "How Economic Integration Affects Party Issue Emphases," (with Jeong-Hyun Kim, Matthew Graham and Margit Tavits). 2015. Comparative Political Studies 48(10): 1227-1259.
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Working Papers

  • "Do Natives Oppose Young Men More than Other Immigrants?." Under Review.
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  • "Dynamic Effects of Electoral Laws." R&R at Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties.
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  • "Judicial Review Timing and Legislative Posturing: Reconsidering the Moral Hazard Problem," (with Matthew Gabel). Under Review.
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  • "How Partisan Affect Shapes Citizens' Perception of the Political World," (with Margit Tavits). Under Review.
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  • "Local Political Contexts and Immigrant Integration," (with Anna Piil Damm).
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  • "Immigrant Diversity, Native Attitudes, and Integration.''
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Selected Work in Progress

  • "The Causal Effect of University Education on Political Attitudes and Behavior,'' (with Dominik Hangartner, Lukas Schmid and Stefan Boes)
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