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.
Last Update: 17.12.2012
SFB 884 Spokesperson comments on Cyprus bailout deal
Professor Thomas König, spokesperson to the SFB 884, discusses the "blame game" related to the Cyprus bailout deal and political consequences in an Interview with SWR 2.
Workshop on "Explaining Interviewer-Effects in Interviewer-Mediated Surveys"
We would like to draw your attention to our workshop on “Explaining Interviewer Effects in Interviewer-Mediated Surveys” which will take place on 4th and 5th April 2013 at the University of Mannheim, Germany. If you would like to participate in the workshop, please register as soon as possible, since the workshop is limited to a total of 40 participants and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Workshop on "Longitudinal Research in Internet Panels"
We would like to call your attention to our first workshop on “Longitudinal Research in Internet Panels” which will take place on 23th and 24th May 2013 at the University of Mannheim, Germany. The workshop’s goal is to bring together experienced survey researchers from different countries and surveys to present and discuss their work on several methodological issues related to longitudinal online research (probability-based as well as convenience samples).