Welcome to the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884

"Political Economy of Reforms"

Our society faces great economic and social challenges. There is widespread consensus that reforms are necessary to cope with these challenges. Yet, we experience that reform initiatives are frequently delayed, compromised, or fail altogether. The goal of this multidisciplinary SFB 884 is to provide scientific insights into success and failure of reforms, determined by competing interests (Group A), contexts (Group B) and the political process of reform-making (Group C). As the core infrastructure, a data center will collect new data on these three dimensions. The SFB 884 brings together more than 20 senior and junior researchers from economics, political science, sociology and statistics. Their joint interest is to advance the theoretical and empirical foundations of quantitative research on societal decision-making in general, and the understanding of reform-making in particular.

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Last Update: 23.06.2015


Nick Lin and Jason Eichorst to present at the WZB


Bettina Siflinger to present at the NBER Summer Institue


Delegation of the Egyptian Health Association at the SFB 884


Elias Naumann at the IPSA World Congress in Poznan