Felix Hartmann is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. His research is broadly focused on the Political Economy of Development. He studies the formation of endogenous preferences, in particular how economic and social factors influence norms and political preferences. In his dissertation, he investigates how the behavioural effects of poverty and violence shape political preferences and affect political outcomes. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Felix was a research associate at the Quality of Government Institute. He holds a Diploma in Political Science from the University of Bamberg and has also studied at the American University, Washington, DC. He has work experience from the German Development Institute, Bonn and the Fund for Peace, Washington, DC.