Berens, Sarah and Karim, Sabrina (2023): Quotidian Crime, Wartime Violence, and Public Goods Pref- erences: Evidence from Liberia. Journal of Peace Research (forthcoming).

Berens, Sarah and Deeg, Franziska (2022): Moving North and Coming Back: How Concerns about Different Types of Migrants Affect Social Policy Demands among Low- and High-Skilled MexicansPolitics & Society (online first).


Altamirano, Melina, Berens, Sarah & Ley, Sandra (2022) Security or Social Spending? Perceptions of Insecurity, Victimization, and Policy Priorities in Mexico and Brazil, Political Studies (online first).

Altamirano, Melina, Berens, Sarah & Deeg, Franziska (2022) “Varieties of Economic Vulnerability: Evidence on Social Policy Preferences and Labor Informality from Mexico“, Latin American Politics & Society Vol. 64, 2: 139 – 168.

Berens, Sarah & Ruth-Lovell, Saskia (2021), “Does Clientelism Hinder Progressive Social Policy in Latin America?“, Acta Politica (online first).

Altamirano, Melina, Berens, Sarah & Ley, Sandra (2020) “The Welfare State amid Crime: How Victimization and Perception of Insecurity Affect Social Policy Preferences in Latin America and the Caribbean”, Politics & Society, Vol, 48(3): 389–422.

Berens, Sarah (2020) “Opting for Exit: Is Informalization a Function of Social Policy Discontent and Lack of Good Governance?”Latin American Politics & Society, Vol 62, No. 2: 1–28.

Berens, Sarah and Kemmerling, Achim (2019) Labor Divides, Informality and Regulation: The public opinion on labor law in Latin AmericaJournal of Politics in Latin America, online first.

Berens, Sarah and Dallendörfer, Mirko (2019) Apathy or Anger? How Crime Experience Affects Individual Vote Intention in Latin America and the CaribbeanPolitical Studies, Vol. 67(4): 1010-1033.

Berens, Sarah and Gelepithis, Margarita (2019): Welfare State Structure, Inequality, and Public Attitudes Towards Progressive Taxation, Socio-Economic Review, Volume 17, Issue 4: 823–850.

Berens, Sarah and von Schiller, Armin (2017): Taxing Higher Incomes – What makes the high-income earners consent to more progressive taxation in Latin America?, Political Behavior, Vol. 39: 703–729.

Berens, Sarah (2016) Crowding Out or Welfare Promotion? How Foreign Aid Affects Social Expenditures in Latin American Welfare Systems. Social Policy & Administration, Vol. 50, No. 3: 353-378.

Berens, Sarah (2015) Preferences on Redistribution in Fragmented Labor Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Journal of Politics in Latin America, Vol. 7, No. 3: 117-156.

Berens, Sarah (2015) Between Exclusion and Calculating Solidarity? Preferences for Private versus Public Welfare Provision and the Size of the Informal Sector. Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 13, No. 4: 651-678.


Edited Volumes:

Berens, Sarah and Menéndez, Irene (forthcoming) “Is informal work eroding compliance?” in: Santiago López-Cariboni (guest editor): Political economy of informality in BRIC countries. Book series edited by Edward Mansfield and Nita Rudra, World Scientific Publishing.


Berens, Sarah and Ruth, Saskia P. (forthcoming), “Universal Social Policies and Clientelistic Party Strategies in Latin America”, in: Ruth, Saskia P., and Maria Spirova (Eds.), Clientelism and Democratic Governance in Comparative Perspective, Colchester: ECPR Press.


Baker, Andy, Berens, Sarah, Feierherd, Germán & Menéndez, Irene (2020) Labor Informality and Its Political Consequences in Latin America. Insight Series, No. 144.

Berens, Sarah (2019) Democracies in Peril: Taxation and Redistribution in Globalizing Economies. By Ida Bastiaens and Nita Rudra. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 342p. $99.99 cloth, $27.99 paper. Perspectives on Politics, (forthcoming).


Berens, Sarah and Ruth, Saskia P. (2015) Políticas sociales progresistas y estrategias partidarias cliente- lares: ¿Reconciliando lo irreconciliable?, Instituto de Iberoamérica, Universidad de Salamanca, (blog post).


Berens, Sarah (2014) Rezension: Faust, J., Michaelowa, K. (Hrsg.). (2013). Politische Ökonomie der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 274 S., ISBN: 978-3848704286. Zeitschrift für Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, 7: 265–267.



Working Paper Series:

Berens, Sarah (2015), Social Policy Preferences from a Comparative Perspective,St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland. Life Course Center (Life Course Centre Working Paper Series No. 2015-21) 2015-21-LCC-Working-Paper-Berens