2020 applicants

Dr Nicole Baerg

Department of Government
Dr Nicole Baerg
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873021

  • Location

    5.419, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 11:00-12:00 Thursday 11:00-12:00



University of Essex

  • Co-Director, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (1/8/2019 - present)

  • Lecturer, Government, University of Essex (1/10/2016 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Political Economy (GV907)

  • Research Design (GV914)


Journal articles (6)

Baerg, N., Gray, J. and Willisch, J., Opportunistic, not Optimal Delegation: The Political Origins of Central Bank Independence. Comparative Political Studies

Baerg, N. and Lowe, W., (2020). A Textual Taylor Rule: Estimating Central Bank Preferences Combining Topic and Scaling Methods. Political Science Research and Methods. 8 (1), 106-122

Baerg, NR., Hotchkiss, J. and Quispe-Agnoli, M., (2018). Documenting the Unauthorized: Political Responses to Unauthorized Immigration. Economics and Politics. 30 (1), 1-26

Baerg, NR. and Hallerberg, M., (2016). Explaining Instability in the Stability and Growth Pact. Comparative Political Studies. 49 (7), 968-1009

Baerg, N., Mandelman, F. and Aacosta, P., (2009). Remittances, Exchange Rate Regimes, and Financial Sector Development: A Panel Data Analysis. Economic Review. 94, 1-12

Brawley, MR. and Baerg, N., (2008). Structural Adjustment, Development, and Democracy. International Studies Review. 9 (4), 601-615

Books (1)

Baerg, N., (2020). Crafting Consensus: Why Central Bankers Change their Speech and how Speech Changes the Economy. Oxford University Press. 9780190499488

Conferences (2)

Baerg, NR., Lowe, W., Paolo Ponzetto, S., Stuckenschmidt, H. and Zirn, C., (2016). Estimating Central Bank Preferences

Baerg, NR., Štajner, S., Paolo Ponzetto, S. and Stuckenschmidt, H., (2016). Automatic Detection of Speculation in Policy Statements

Grants and funding


Learning support mk V: Fundamentals of Quantitative Text Analysis for social scientists online course

Sage Publications Ltd


Learning support mk IV: Fundamentals of Quantitative Text Analysis for social scientists online course

Sage Publications Ltd


+44 (0) 1206 873021


5.419, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 11:00-12:00 Thursday 11:00-12:00