Carl Müller-Crepon

Carl Müller-Crepon

Carl Müller-Crepon
Carl Müller-Crepon
ETH Zurich
International Conflict Research
IFW D 48.2
Haldeneggsteig 4
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
phone: +41 44 632 63 48
e-mail: carl.mueller-crepon (AT)

Carl Müller-Crepon is a PostDoc in the International Conflict Research Group at ETH Zurich visiting Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science as of February 2020. He received a master's degree in Comparative and International Studies from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (2015) and bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and Economics from the University of St. Gallen (2013). His recently finished dissertation focuses on state building in twentieth century Africa and its effects on local development and conflict. He is part of the ERC NASTAC project that analyzes the interplay between nationalism and state (trans)formation in Europe. Furthermore, he works on the effects of local ethnic demography on pre-election violence and ethnic favoritism in Africa.

To carry out his research, he has collected various sets of mostly geospatial data and have developed new measures of state reach, colonial indirect rule, and ethnic geographies.

For full information on his research and current projects, please visit his webpage.

Publications and Working Papers

Beiser-McGrath, Janina, Carl Müller-Crepon, and Yannick Pengl. 2020. “Who Benefits? How Local Ethnic Demography Shapes Political Favoritism in Africa.British Journal of Political Science, accepted for publication.
Müller-Crepon, Carl. 2020. “Continuity or Change? (In)direct Rule in British and French Colonial Africa.” International Organization, accepted for publication.
Müller-Crepon, Carl, Philipp Hunziker, and Lars-Erik Cederman. 2020. “Roads to Rule, Roads to Rebel: Relational State Capacity and Conflict in Africa.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, revisions requested.
Müller-Crepon, Carl. 2018. “Sowing Hatred: Local Ethno-Political Competition and Pre-Election Violence in Majoritarian Elections.” Journal of Peace Research, revisions requested.
Müller-Crepon, Carl, and Philipp Hunziker. 2018. “New Spatial Data on Ethnicity: Introducing SIDE.” Journal of Peace Research. 55(5): 687–98.