SFB Seminar Series 2013
Details about the seminars can be found in our archive here.
Overview of Seminars in 2013:
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
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
|10.00-10.15||Welcome and Introduction||König, Thomas|
|10.15-10.45||The longrun and intergenerational effects of elite higher education||Kaufmann,|
|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
|12.15-12.45||Self-Interest or Solidarity?|
Public Attitudes towards Labour Market Policies in Europe
|14.00-14.30||Fighting Youth Unemployment:|
The Effects of Active Labor Market Policies
|14.45-15.15||A Cross-National Measure of Electoral Competitiveness||Lindstaedt, René|
|16.00-16.30||How European Union Membership Can Undermine|
the Rule of Law in Emerging Democracies
|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|
|11.15-11.45||Information Transmission within Federal Fiscal Architectures:|
Theory and Evidence
|12.00-12.30||Why do crises go to waste?|
Fiscal austerity and public service reform
|13.30-14.00||Varieties of Crisis Responses in the European Union: Does|
capitalist diversity prevent radical reforms
of financial regulation?
|14.15-14.45||Revenue Autonomy Preference in German State Parliaments||Schröder, Christoph|
|15.15-15.45||Optimal mechanisms for deficit control||Grüner, Hans Peter|
|16.00-16.15||Final Conclusions and Farewell||König, Thomas|
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To prepare ground for networking we would ask you to provide the following information:
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.