Our research focuses on policies and political processes in the fields of energy, climate, environment, and housing. We are interested in complex interactions between society, the state and the economy at various levels of analysis (from global to local). We ask for example why jurisdictions adopt the policies they do and how they implement them. Our goal is to generate a better understanding how preferences and interests interact with their socio-economic and institutional environment. We apply both quantitative and qualitative methods for this purpose. At the Institute of Political Science, we are co-founders of the Energy-Climate-Environment (EKU) research network.