Michael Ganslmeier is a doctoral student in Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI) at the University of Oxford. Before his doctoral studies, he gained a master’s degree from LSE, and a bachelor’s degree from Zeppelin University, and worked at and collaborated with numerous institutions, including IMF, World Bank, Oxford, LSE and UCL. In his doctoral thesis, he studies how welfare state reforms affect voting behaviour using both causal inference and machine learning approaches. His DPhil is fully funded by All Souls College and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Beyond his interest for the political and electoral behaviour of individual voters, he also conducts research on the economic and political consequences of climate change.