Robert A. Huber started his PhD at the ETH Zurich in April 2015 after having received his Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Salzburg. He is working in the ERC Advanced Grant Project, “Sources of Legitimacy in Global Environmental Governance” at the Centre for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED) led by Thomas Bernauer.
His research mainly focuses on Behavioural Economics and its applications in Climate Change. In his dissertation, Robert assesses the application of different behavioural economics instruments. Additionally, he assesses the role of populist attitudes in the climate scepticism debate.
Furthermore, Robert is also interested in explanations and consequences of Populism. He is especially focused on the question how populism and democracy relate.
Huber, R. A. and Schimpf, C. H. (2016) 'A drunken guest in Europe? The influence of populist radical right parties on democratic quality,' Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. DOI: 10.1007/s12286-016-0302-0
Huber, R. A. and Schimpf, C. H. (2015) 'Friend or Foe? Testing the Influence of Populism on Democratic Quality in Latin America,' Political Studies. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12219