Ass.-Prof. Dr. Flavia Fossati


Neues Institutsgebäude
Universitätsstr. 7/2nd floor
Room: B 202
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-494 18
F: +43-1-4277-949 4

Office hour

After agreement


Courses: u:find

Research interests

Social, labour market and migration policy; labour market integration and discrimination research, social policy preferences and electoral behaviour, survey experiments

Selected Bibliography

  • Auer, Daniel and Fossati, Flavia (forthcoming) „The absent rewards of assimilation“, Journal of Economic Inequality, DOI:
  • Bonoli, G. and Fossati, F. (forthcoming) "More than noise. Explaining instances of minority preference in correspondence studies of recruitment", Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:
  • Auer, Daniel; Bonoli, Giuliano; Fossati, Flavia and Liechti, Fabienne (forthcoming) “The matching hierarchies model: Evidence from a survey experiment on employers’ hiring intent regarding immigrant applicants”, International Migration Review
  • Fossati, Flavia (2018) "How regimes shape preferences. A study of political actors’ labour market policy preferences in flexicurity and dualizing countries", Socio-Economic Review,16(3): DOI:
  • Fossati, Flavia (2017) "Who wants demanding active labour market policies? Public Attitudes towards policies that put pressure on the unemployed", Journal of Social Policy. DOI:
  • Liechti, Fabienne, Fossati, Flavia, Bonoli, Giuliano and Auer, Daniel (2017) “The signalling value of labour market programs”, European Sociological Review, 33 (2): 257-274, DOI:
  • Fossati, Flavia and Häusermann, Silja (2014) “Social Policy Preferences and Party Choice in the 2011 Swiss Elections”, Swiss Political Science Review, 20(4): 590-611, DOI:
  • Wüest, Bruno and Fossati, Flavia (2014) “Quantitative discursive institutionalism: A comparison of labour market policy discourse across Western Europe”, Journal of European Public Policy, 22(5): 708-730, DOI:
  • Fossati, Flavia (2011) “The Effect of Integration and Social Democratic Welfare States on Immigrants’ Educational Attainment: A Multilevel Estimate”, Journal of European Social Policy, 21(5): 391-412, DOI: