Department of Political Science


Dr Moritz Marbach

Moritz smiles into the camera
Associate Professor in Data Science & Public Policy
 3.03, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: m.marbach@ucl.ac.uk


I am an Associate Professor in Data Science & Public Policy and an affiliated faculty member with the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University and ETH Zurich. Before joining UCL in 2022, I was an Assistant Professor at The Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University. I defended my dissertation in 2016 in the Department of Political Science at the University of Mannheim.


I am a political methodologist studying how demographic change shapes, and is shaped by, politics in advanced democracies. I am particularly interested in how policies regulating migration affect migrants, voters and politicians. Using advanced quantitative methods and administrative datasets, my research answers fundamental questions about the prospects of building inclusive and diverse democracies, and provides actionable evidence for policy.

Selected publications

Journal articles

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I have taught courses related to comparative politics and political methodology. At UCL, I teach Migration, Politics and Policy (PUBL0093), Data, Evidence and Public Policy (PUBL0097) and Statistical Learning for Public Policy (ECON0127).

I am interested in supervising PhD students studying the politics of immigration, emigration and internal migration.