SFB Seminar Series 2013

Details about the seminars can be found in our archive here.

Overview of Seminars in 2013:

Spring:
February 18: Zeynep Somer Topcu, Vanderbilt University
February 25: Hubert Kempf, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan
March 4: Thomas Bräuninger, SFB 884
March 25: Professor Dr. Michael Neugart, Technische Universität Darmstadt
April 15: Philippe de Donder, Toulouse School of Economics - GREMAQ and IDEI
April 22: Anke Kessler, Simon Fraser University
April 29: Andreas Bernecker, SFB 884/ CDSE

Fall:
September 23: Florence So, Aarhus University
October 7: Matt Loftis, Rice University
October 24: Lawrence Ezrow, University of Essex
November 11: Lanny Martin, Rice University
November 25: Alessandro Riboni, Ecole Polytechnique


 

Conference: Reforming Europe

    Reforming Europe, International Conference
    Mannheim, December 5-6, 2013

    10.00-10.15Welcome and Introduction
    König, Thomas
    10.15-10.45
    The longrun and intergenerational effects of elite higher education
    Kaufmann,
    Katja Maria
    10.45-11.00
    Discussion

    11.00-11.30
    Coffee break

    11.30-12.00
    Curing Over-Use by Prescribing Fees: An Evaluation
    of the Effect of User Fees’ Implementation on Healthcare Use
    in the Czech Republic
    Kalousova, Lucie
    12.00-12.15
    Discussion

    12.15-12.45
    Self-Interest or Solidarity?
    Public Attitudes towards Labour Market Policies in Europe
    Buß, Christopher
    12.45-13.00
    Discussion

    13.00-14.00
    Lunch break

    14.00-14.30
    Fighting Youth Unemployment:
    The Effects of Active Labor Market Policies
    Schmidl, Ricarda
    14.30-14.45
    Discussion

    14.45-15.15
    A Cross-National Measure of Electoral Competitiveness
    Lindstaedt, René
    15.15-15.30
    Discussion

    15.30-16.00
    Coffee break

    16.00-16.30
    How European Union Membership Can Undermine
    the Rule of Law in Emerging Democracies
    Slapin, Jonathan
    16.30-16.45
    Discussion

    ca. 19.00
    Conference Dinner at “Onyx”-Restaurant


    Friday, 6th December

    10.00-10.30
    The design of fiscal governance rules of the European Union
    Franchino, Fabio
    10.30-10.45
    Discussion

    10.45-11.15
    Coffee break

    11.15-11.45
    Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures:
    Theory and Evidence

    11.45-12.00
    Discussion

    12.00-12.30
    Why do crises go to waste?
    Fiscal austerity and public service reform
    Hugh-Jones, David
    12.30-12.45
    Discussion

    12.45-13.30
    Lunch break

    13.30-14.00
    Varieties of Crisis Responses in the European Union: Does
    capitalist diversity prevent radical reforms
    of financial regulation?
    Schulz, Daniel
    14.00-14.15
    Discussion

    14.15-14.45
    Revenue Autonomy Preference in German State Parliaments
    Schröder, Christoph
    14.45-15.00
    Discussion

    15.15-15.45
    Optimal mechanisms for deficit control
    Grüner, Hans Peter
    15.45-16.00
    Discussion

    16.00-16.15
    Final Conclusions and Farewell
    König, Thomas


    Organized by:

    Stephan M. Solomon and Robert Läufer (both SFB 884)

    Scientific Committee: Clemens Fuest (ZEW, financial reforms) · Gerard van den Berg (University of Mannheim, Labor market and health reforms) · Thomas König (University of Mannheim – SFB 884, institutional reforms)

    Contact:
    Sonderforschungsbereich 884 “Political Economy of Reforms” – Universität Mannheim
    Stephan Solomon, Central Administration SFB 884
    68131 Mannheim · Germany
    Phone: +49/621/181-3347 or -3450, Fax +49/621/181-3451
    E-mail: publicrelations@reforms.uni-mannheim.de


     

    Workshop: Longitudinal Research in Internet Panels

    Workshop: “Longitudinal Research in Internet Panels”
    May 23-24, 2013 – University of Mannheim, Germany


    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). Confirmed speakers include Michael Bosnjak (GESIS and Free University of Bozen/Bolzano), Mick P. Couper (Michigan), Marcel Das (CentERdata), Jon A. Krosnick (Stanford), Laurent Lesnard (SciencesPo), Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University), Gerry Nicolaas (NetCen), and Vera Toepoel (Utrecht University).

    In addition to oral presentations we set the scene for more informal discussions to generate new research questions and foster research collaborations. Thus, an active participation of all participants in the discussions is vital to the success of the workshop.
    We have reserved space for three additional presentations. If you would like to present at the workshop, please send us your abstract (300 words). We will inform you by March 18, if your submission fits into the program.

    If you would like to participate in the workshop, please register as soon as possible but no later than March 4. Participation will be free of charge. For registration please send an email with the following information to bossert@uni-mannheim.de.

    To prepare ground for networking we would ask you to provide the following information:
    1 Name
    2 Affiliation
    3 Research interests concerning longitudinal research in Internet panels (up to 5 keywords)
    4 Up to three relevant publications or presentations
    5 What you are looking for at the workshop (about 20 words)
    6 What you can contribute to the workshop (about 20 words)

    With your registration you agree that the information you provide is distributed to the other workshop participants (please let us know otherwise).

    We would be highly delighted if you joined the workshop and we look forward to meeting you in Mannheim in May!


     

    PEIO Conference 2013

    The 6th Annual Conference on The Political Economy of International Organizations

    February 7-9, 2013

    The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have yet received less attention in the academic literature. Questions we seek to address include how IOs are organized and governed, what are the incentives of governments dealing with IOs as well as the incentives of the bureaucrats who staff them, and what are the effects of IOs on policy outcomes. We will also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs. Finally, we have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members.

     Conference Venue: Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg, Germany

    Please have look here for the whole program, papers and guests.

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