For an overview of the media coverage, please have a look here!

Overview

December
Conference: Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms - December 8&9, 2016
November
Tobias Stark (Utrecht University) to visit SFB

Katsunori Seki to present in São Paulo

Paul Marx (University of Southern Denmark) to visit the SFB

Laura Pohlan to present at IAB
OctoberCarina Cornesse to present at MZES Social Science Data Lab

Valerio Dotti to present in Nottingham

Julie Korbmacher (MEA) to visit the SFB884

Valerio Dotti to present in Bologna

Neha Bairoliya to visit the SFB 884
SeptemberAnnelies Blom to present the German Internet Panel in South Korea

Bernhard Ebbinghaus to present at the MZES Colloquium

Will Lowe to visit the SFB

Ruben Hipp to present at the CEQURA-Junior Research Workshop

New Program "Take Off - Women in Academic Leadership" started

Christopher Buß to present at ECSR 2016 in Oxford

FAZ-Top 100-ranking for Germany´s most influential economists - Friedrich Heinemann ranked

Joe Sakshaug to visit the SFB 884

Daniel Müller to present at the GfeW

Laura Pohlan to present at the "Verein für Socialpolitik" annual meeting

Frauke Kreuter to present at the University of Mannheim Schlossfest

Daniel Müller to present at the ESA
August
Farrah Ilyas to research at the SFB

Fellowship of the European Commission for Hans Peter Grüner

Elias Naumann and Christopher Buß at the ESPAnet 2016

SFB members to present their research at the APSA annual meeting in Philadelphia

GIP researchers to present their research in Oslo, Norway
July
Nick Lin and Jason Eichorst to present at the WZB

Bettina Siflinger to present at the NBER Summer Institue

Egyptian Health Association Visitor at the SFB 884

Elias Naumann at the IPSA World Congress in Poznan

Eun Ryung Lee to visit Mannheim

Roni Lehrer´s paper published in APSR
June
DFG Approves new SFB 884 Project A9

Sander Renes to present Paper in Wageningen and Maastricht

Jessica Herzing and Barbara Felderer to present GIP research in the Netherlands

Elena Frech to Present Paper in Munich

James Lo visits Mannheim

Carsten Jentsch at the University of Ottawa

SFB members to present at the 2016 EPSA Conference

Nicole Baerg and Sanja Stajner present at the Amsterdam Text Analysis Conference
May
Bettina Siflinger to travel to Philadelphia and Harvard University

Prof. Dr. Thomas König visiting the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Sanja Stajner to Present Two Papers at LRE Conference in Slovenia

Sanja Stajner at the Web Science IG Conference's NLP+CSS Workshop
AprilC4 - Interdisciplinary Paper Accepted for Conferences both in Computer Science and Political Science

Three Members of the GIP team to present their research at the 2016 AAPOR conference

Prof. Lionel Page to visit the SFB 884

Christopher Buß to Present at EVS Workshop
March
Joe Sakshaug to visit the SFB 884

Francis Xavier Rathinam to Visit Mannheim

Several SFB 884 Contributors to present during the 2016 MPSA in Chicago

Bettina Siflinger Obtains Fritz-Thyssen Research Grant

Annelies Blom Obtains Chief Editorship of the "mda" Journal

Annelies Blom to Chair the ESRA 2017 Scientific Committee

Barbara Felderer at the DAGStat 2016

Christoph Esslinger's Contribution to the EPCS 2016 in Freiburg

SFB884 Welcomes Guest Researcher Tahir Waqar

Elias Naumann on Resarch Stay in Florence, Italy

Bettina Siflinger at the DGGÖ Annual Meeting in Berlin
February
Julie Korbmacher (MEA) to visit the SFB884

Katsunori Seki to Talk During Two Conferences in the United States

Call for Papers: "Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms"

Annelies Blom and Ulrich Krieger to give a talk in Kyoto, Japan

Project C1 Welcomes Former SFB 884 Member as a Guest Researcher
January
Nick Lin to visit Taiwan and China



  

01/12/2016: Conference: Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms - December 8&9, 2016

The conference hosted at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 884) "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim brings together scholars interested in inequality and fairness issues across the disciplines economics, political science, sociology and statistics.

For more information and the program, please have a looke here.

 

30/11/2016: Tobias Stark (Utrecht University) to visit SFB

Tobias Stark (Utrecht University) will visit the SFB 884 December 9-11, 2016 to work on a research project together with our principal investigator Annelies Blom (GIP, A8), our keynote speaker for the "Inequality & Fairness of Political Reforms" conference Jon Krosnick (Stanford University) and Henning Silber (GESIS).

 

17/11/2016: Katsunori Seki to present in São Paulo

Our member Katsunori Seki (C1) has been invited to deliver a seminar on "Good Times, Bad Times: Taxation and Electoral Accountability" hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo. The seminar will be held on December 1, 2016.

 

07/11/2016: Paul Marx (University of Southern Denmark) to visit the SFB

Our project A6 will be supported by  Prof. Paul Marx (University of Southern Denmark) from November 21-24, 2016. Together with the members of the project, Paul Marx will be working on a paper about the effect of work experience on political attitudes in a life cycle, thereby using different panel-surveys.

 

04/11/2016: Laura Pohlan to present at IAB


Our member Laura Pohlan (B5) will give a talk about "Job Creation Schemes in Turbulent Times" at the Institue for Employment Research in Nuremberg, November 18, 2016.

For more information click here.

 

19/10/2016 Carina Cornesse to present at MZES Social Science Data Lab

Our member Carina Cornesse (A8) will give a talk on "The INKAR data base" at the MZES Social Science Data Lab, Mannheim, November 2, 2016.

 

11/10/2016: Valerio Dotti to present in Nottingham

Our member Valerio Dotti (C5) will give a talk about "The Political Economy of Immigration and Population Ageing" at the University of Nottingham, October 25, 2016.

For more information click here.

 

05/10/2016: Julie Korbmacher (MEA) to visit the SFB884

Dr. Julie Korbmacher of the Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing will be our guest at the SFB from October 10 until October 11. During this time she will be collaborating with the project team A8 as well as the GIP team, contributing to a book chapter on Record Linkage and continuing work on a study about interviewer effects, respectively.

 

04/10/2016: Valerio Dotti to present in Bologna

Our member Valerio Dotti (C5) will give a talk about "The Political Economy of Immigration and Population Ageing" at the University of Bologna, October 13, 2016.

For more information click here.

 

02/10/2016: Neha Bairoliya (Harvard University) to visit the SFB 884

Neha Bairoliya, Ph.D. (Harvard University) will be a short term visiting scholar at the SFB from October 16 to 22, 2016. In joint effort with our fellow Bettina Sifflinger, the project on  “Impact of Pension Plan Shifts on Health and Mortality Outcomes" will be further developed.

 

14/09/2016: Annelies Blom to present the German Internet Panel in South Korea

This year, Statistics Korea is organizing the 7th International Workshop on Survey Methodology. The workshop will be held in Daejeon, South Korea on September 28-29, 2016 under the theme of "Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Data Deluge". Our member and principal investigator Annelies Blom (GIP) has been invited to present the German Internet Panel and will give a talk "On the Importance of Representative Online Survey Data : Probability Sampling
and Non-Internet Households".

For more information about the conference and the program, please have a look here.

 

13/09/2016: Bernhard Ebbinghaus to present at the MZES Colloquium

Our principal investigator Bernhard Ebbinghaus (A6), will give a talk about "Accumulation or absorption of employment risks during the Great Recession? Comparing household low/non-employment in Europe before and since 2009" at the MZES Colloquium in Mannheim, September 13, 2016.

For more information click here.

 

14/09/2016: Will Lowe to visit the SFB

Our Associate Will Lowe (project C4) will be visiting the SFB as guest researcher from September 28-30, 2016, to work together on projects that he developed during his time as principal investigator.

 

14/09/2016: Ruben Hipp to present at the CEQURA-Junior Research Workshop

Our member Ruben Hipp (B6) will present his work on "Estimating and Untying Systemic Risk" during the 5th CEQURA-Junior Research Workshop in Munich, September 28, 2016.

For further information about the workshop program, please click here.

 

09/09/2016: New Program "Take Off - Women in Academic Leadership" started


The English-speaking training program "Take off! - Women in Academic Leadership"  for young female researchers of the SFB, GESS and GRK1953 starts on September 9, 2016. The program is organized by the Office of Diversity and Equity and funded by the DFG. Lasting for a year and consisting of six modules as well as additional events, it promotes key competences necessary for a successful career in academia.

 

08/09/2016: Christopher Buß to present at ECSR 2016 in Oxford

Our member Christopher Buß (A6) will be giving a talk on "Public Opinion towards the Rights and Responsibilities of the Unemployed - a Vignette Study on Perceived Deservingness of Target Groups in Germany" during this year's ECSR conference in Oxford (UK) from September 22-24, 2016.

For more information please refer to the ECSR website.

 

06/09/2016: FAZ-Top 100-ranking for Germany´s most influential economists - Friedrich Heinemann ranked

Our principle investigator Friedrich Heinemann (project C5) has been ranked 69th among the most influential economists in the German political, research and media landscape.

The FAZ ranking builds on indices measuring economists' influence on members of German national and state parliaments (based on interviews), combined with impact factors of their scientific research (Elsevier's Scopus database) and citations in print, online as well as televised media with regards to ongoing economic debates.

The full ranking can be found here.

 

06/09/2016: Joe Sakshaug to visit the SFB 884

Our SFB Associate Joe Sakshaug (University of Manchester) will be in Mannheim September 6 - 10, 2016. During this time he will be collaborating with the project team A8 on the analysis of probability/non-probability survey data.

 

05/09/2016/: Daniel Müller to present at the GfeW

Our member Daniel Müller (A7) will give a talk on "The Anatomy of Distributional Preferences with Group Identity" at the annual meeting of the "Gesellschaft für experimetelle Wirtschaftsordnung" (GfeW) in Magdeburg, September 19-21, 2016.

 

06/09/2016: Laura Pohlan to present at the "Verein für Socialpolitik" annual meeting

At the annual conference of the "Verein für Socialpolitik", Laura Pohlan, will present her work on  "Job Creation Schemes in Turbulent Times". This year, the conference deals with the subject of demographic change, taking place in

For more information about the conference, please click here.

 

03/09/2016: Frauke Kreuter to present at the University of Mannheim Schlossfest

In line with the "Schlossfest" in Mannheim, September 10, 2016, our principal investigator Frauke Kreuter (A9) will give a talk on "Data Data Data. What digitalisation means for students" (in German).

For more information, please have a look here.

 

03/09/2016: Daniel Müller to present at the ESA

Daniel Müller (A7) takes part in the meeting of the Economic Science Association 2016 in Bergen, Norway where he holds a presentation about "The Anatomy of Distributional Preferences With Group Identity".

 

28/08/2016: Farrah Ilyas to research at the SFB

The SFB welcome Farrah Ilyas, a member of UNICEF Pakistan, as a guest researcher from August 28 until September 3, 2016. Together with project B7, she will conduct research on woman rights and female empowerment.

 

24/08/2016: Fellowship of the European Commission for Hans Peter Grüner

For the second time, our principal investigator Hans Peter Grüner (A2 & A7) was chosen as a Research Fellow by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. From September 2016, he will conduct research and consult on economical and social causes of international integration and desintegration. From 2012 to 2013, Hans Peter Grüner already had a Research Fellowship with the EU Commission, thereby focusing his research on questions regarding the acceptance of economic reforms in the European Union.

 

18/08/2016: Elias Naumann and Christopher Buß at the ESPAnet 2016

During this year's annual Conference of the European Network for Policy Analysis (ESPAnet), our members Elias Naumann and Christopher Buß (both A6) will attending the EPSAnet conference held in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), from September 1-3, 2016. Elias Naumann will be chairing the conference stream on "Comparative Methodology: the Potential Outcomes Framework in Social Policy Analysis", while Christhoper Buß will contribute a talk to the session on "Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State in Europe: Reinventing or Reclaiming?".

For more information please refer to the conference website.

 

18/08/2016: SFB members to present their research at the APSA annual meeting in Philadelphia

SFB 884 members Katsunori Seki and Nick Lin will be travelling to Philadelphia in order to present a paper at the 2016 APSA conference which they co-authored with fellow project C1 member Nikoleta Yordanova. Nicole Baerg (C4), Jason Eichorst (C4) and SFB associate Galina Zudenkova will also be present in Philadelphia, as will  Hyeonho Hahm (C6), who will give a talk during the APSA pre-conference.

Our speaker Thomas König will also be present in Philadelphia in his capacity as newly designated editor of the political science's premier scholarly research journal American Political Science Review (APSR), and will be representing Mannheim in the roundtable "APSR Meet the Editors". The conference takes place September 1-4, 2016.

The full schedule of this year's APSA conference can be navigated here.


 

17/08/2016: GIP researchers to present their research in Oslo, Norway

Several researchers from the GIP will be travelling to Oslo to present their research in the field of survey design and nonresponse during the International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse, from August 31 to September 2. GIP coordinator Annelies Blom will contribute a talk, as will Susanne Helmschrott and Carina Cornesse.

For further information on the workshop, please click here.

 

15/07/2016: Nick Lin and Jason Eichorst to present at the WZB

Our members Nick Lin (project C1) and Jason Eichorst (project C4) will contribute a talk to the "Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis in Manifesto Research" hosted by the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) on 29th of July, 2016. The title of their presentation is "Resist to Commit: Concrete Campaign Commitments and the Need to Clarify a Partisan Reputation".

Please click here for further information on this workshop.

 

14/07/2016: Bettina Siflinger to present at the NBER Summer Institue

SFB 884 fellow Bettina Siflinger will give a talk on "The Effects of a Universal Child Care Reform on Child Health - Evidence from Sweden" during the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute which focuses on children. The Workshop will be held in Boston, MA (USA) from July 28-29.

Please click here for the full program.

 

13/07/2016: Egyptian Health Association Visitor at the SFB 884

Our project B7 will be welcoming a visitor from the Egyptian Health Association at the SFB 884 in Mannheim from July 27-30, 2016. Dr. Mohamed Maaeit, Vice Minister Of Finance for Public Treasury & Head of the Economic Justice Unit, Ministry of Finance, is working towards implementing a new nationwide health insurance policy in Egypt. This may present opportunities for conducting experimental evaluations with regards to the implementation efforts of the new health policy.

For more information on the visit at the Mannheim city hall, please have a look here.

 

10/07/2016: Elias Naumann at the IPSA World Congress in Poznan

During the 24th World Congress of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Poznan (Poland) from July 23-28, our member Elias Naumann (A6) will give a talk on "Experiments on Immigration, Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion".

Please click here for more information about the conference schedule.

 

07/07/2016: Eun Ryung Lee to visit Mannheim

Former SFB 884 member Eun Ryung Lee, now tenured assistant professor at Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), will be visiting her old project B6, where she was a postdoctoral researcher between March 2011 and February 2016. Together with her former colleagues she will continue collaborating on text analysis research and thereby visit the SFB from July 21 - 29, 2016.

 

07/07/2016: Roni Lehrer´s paper published in APSR

Congratulations to our researcher Roni Lehrer (project C2), whose co-authored paper on "Party Policy Diffusion" was published in the American Political Science Review (APSR), the leading journal in Political Science!

 

28/06/2016: DFG Approves new SFB 884 Project A9

The DFG has approved the new project A9 "Survey mode, survey technology and technology innovations in data collection". The project is funded for the period July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2017 and will be jointly coordinated by our current members Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich and Dr. Bettina Siflinger - as well as by our new member Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter. For more information about the project, please have a look here.

 

23/06/2016: Sander Renes to present Paper in Wageningen and Maastricht

SFB 884 member Sander Renes (project A7) will be presenting his paper (co-authored with Timo Hoffmann, University of Nuremberg-Erlangen) entitled "That's impossible: an experiment on participation constraints" during this year's conference hosted by the International Association for Resarch in Economic Psychology (IAREP) in Wageningen, The Netherlands, from July 8-10. He will also present this paper at the Fifth World Congress of the Game Theory Society, which will take place in Maastricht from July 24-28.

For more information on the IAREP/SAGE conference, please follow this link.
Information on the "Games 2016" congress can be found here.

 

17/06/2016: Jessica Herzing and Barbara Felderer to present GIP research in the Netherlands

During this year's Social Science and the Internet conference in Eindhoven, our members Jessica Herzing and Barbara Felderer (both GIP) will give a talk on whether and how "[...] the Recruitment of Offline Households Increase the Sample Representativeness of Probability-Based Online Panels? Evidence From the German Internet Panel". The paper was co-authored by Annelies Blom, Jessica Herzing, Carina Cornesse, Joseph Sakshaug, Ulrich Krieger and Dayana Bossert, and has recently been published in the Social Science Computer Review.

Please follow this link if you wish to find out more about the conference, which will take place on July 1st, 2016.

 

14/06/2016: Elena Frech to Present Paper in Munich

Our member Elena Frech (C6) will be contributing a talk on "Gender Quotas in European Elections and their Effect on Political Performance in the European Parliament" during the Third General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments in Munich, from June 30 to July 2.

Please click on the following link for more information about the ECPR Standing Groups on Parliaments.

 

11/06/2016: James Lo visits Mannheim

SFB 884 associate and former principal investigator James Lo (Princeton University), will be visiting Mannheim from June 25 until July 4 in order to help facilitate and further existing collaborations on project C4 "Measuring a common space and the dynamics of reform positions".

 

10/06/2016: Carsten Jentsch at the University of Ottawa

Our member Carsten Jentsch (project B6) has been awarded funds by the Baden-Württemberg foundation for his participation in the "Ontario-Baden-Württemberg Faculty Mobility Program". From June 23 until July 25 he will be a visiting reseracher at the University of Ottawa.

 

09/06/2016: SFB members to present at the 2016 EPSA Conference

Numerous SFB884 members and associates will be presenting their research during this year's annual meeting of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Brussels, June 23-25:

Project C4 coordinator Nicole Baerg will present her work, as will Elena Frech (C6). Nick Lin, Katsunori Seki and Nikoleta Yordanova all will be contributing a talk on C1 project work, while Roni Lehrer (C2) will give two talks of his own.

Please click on the following link for more information about the EPSA 2016.

 

07/06/2016: Nicole Baerg and Sanja Stajner present at the Amsterdam Text Analysis Conference

Our project C4 members Nicole Baerg and Sanja Stajner will be talking about "Measuring Vagueness and Uncertainty in Central Bank Policy Announcements" during this year's Text Analysis Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from June 21-22.

For more information on the conference, please follow this link.

 

29/05/2016: Bettina Siflinger to travel to Philadelphia and Harvard University

SFB 884 fellow Bettina Siflinger will be presenting her paper entitled "The Effects of a Universal Child Care Reform on Child Health - Evidence from Sweden" during the 6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economics in Philadelphia from June 12-15. She will then go on to meet Neha Bairolyia at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, with whom she will discuss the joint research project on the "Impact of Pension Plan Shift on Health and Mortality Outcomes" until the end of the month of June.

More information on the ASHEcon 2016 can be found here.

 

13/05/2016: Prof. Dr. Thomas König visiting the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Prof. Dr. Thomas König, SFB 884 spokesperson and principal investigator of the projects C1, C6 and Z2, will be giving a talk on "Who controls the Guardian? The European Court of Justice as Promotor of Integrated Tax Policies" during the PwC-WU Seminar held at the WU Wien on May 30. He will furthermore meet with SFB associate and coordinator of project C3, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang C. Müller, in order to conduct joint project talks.

For more information on the PwC-WU Seminar, please follow this link.

 

11/05/2016: Sanja Stajner to Present Two Papers at LRE Conference in Slovenia

Our postdoc Sanja Stajner (C4) will be giving two talks during the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) from May 25-28 in Portoroz, Slovenia. The first one is entitled "Use of Domain-Specific Language Resources in Machine Translation", while the second will engage with "Bootstrapping a Hybrid MT System to a New Language Pair".

For more information on the LREC, please refer to the conference programme.

 

08/05/2016: Sanja Stajner at the Web Science IG Conference's NLP+CSS Workshop

Our member Sanja Stajner (C4) will be contributing to this year's Workshops on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science at WebSci-2016, taking place on May 22 in Hannover, Germany. She will present a paper entitled "Automatic Detection of Speculation in Policy Statements", co-authored by SFB 884 project C4 coordinators Nicole Baerg, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Heiner Stuckenschmidt.

For more information on the WebSci-2016 NLP+CSS, please refer to their website.

 

29/04/16: C4 - Interdisciplinary Paper Accepted for Conferences both in Computer Science and Political Science

The SFB 884 project on "Measuring a Common Space and the Dynamics of Reform Positions" (C4) has produced an interdisciplinary paper in political as well as computer science entitled "Automatic Detection of Speculation in Policy Statements". The article by Sanja Štajner, Nicole Baerg, Simone Paolo Ponzetto and Heiner Stuckenschmidt has recently been accepted to two high quality conferences in the field of political text analysis and natural language processing: On May 22nd it will be presented at the Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science at WebSci-2016 in Hannover, Germany. On June 21st it will then be presented at the Euengage Text Analysis Workshop at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

26/04/2016: Three Members of the GIP team to present their research at the 2016 AAPOR conference

Our members Carina Cornesse, Jessica Herzing and UIrich Krieger will be attending this year's annual conference hosted by the American Association for Public Opinion Research in Austin, Texas, May 12-15. Ulrich Krieger will present results on his research project entitled "Explaining Interviewer Effects on Nonresponse Across Two Face-to-Face Surveys", while Carina Cornesse and Jessica Herzing will be presenting on "Modeling Representativeness Across Panels" and "Same, same but different: How do respondents differ in terms of IT affinity - a multidimensional classification?", respectively.

Please follow this link to examine the conference programme.

 

24/04/16: Prof. Lionel Page to visit the SFB 884

Prof. Lionel Page of the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) will be visiting the SFB 884 from May 8-10 and work on joint papers with our projects A2 and A7.

 

01/04/2016: Christopher Buß to Present at EVS Workshop

Our member Christopher Buß (project A6) will be giving a talk on "How Political Socialization Shapes Attitudes Towards Activation Policies" at the European Value Studies Workshop on "European identity, solidarity and generations. The workshop will take place on April 15 in Warsaw.

More information on the workshop can be found here.

 

31/03/2016: Joe Sakshaug to visit the SFB 884

Our SFB Associate Joe Sakshaug (University of Manchester) will be in Mannheim April 13 - 15. During this time he will be collaborating with the project team A8 on the analysis of probability/non-probability survey data.

 

30/03/2016: Francis Xavier Rathinam to Visit Mannheim

The SFB 884 project B7 is pleased to welcome Francis Xavier Rathinam from New Delhi as a guest researcher. During his stay from April 13-15, opportunities for the implementation of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in India will be explored.

 

25/03/2016: Several SFB 884 Contributors to present during the 2016 MPSA in Chicago

Our SFB 884 members Jason Eichorst, Roni Lehrer, Nick Lin, Katsunori Seki and Christopher Williams, as well as the collaborative research center's chairperson, Thomas König, are taking part in the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) from April 6-10, that will traditionally be held in Chicago, IL (USA).

For more information about their talks and the conference, please have a look here.

 

24/03/2016: Bettina Siflinger Obtains Fritz-Thyssen Research Grant

We are pleased to announce that SFB 884 fellow Bettina Siflinger and her colleague Iris Kesternich (KU Leuven) have been awared 28,500€ in research funds by the Fritz-Thyssen foundation for their joint project on "Reciprocity and the relationship between the unemployed and the case worker".

 

22/03/2016: Annelies Blom Obtains Chief Editorship of the "mda" Journal

Principal investigator Annelies Blom has been named chief editor of the journal "methods, data, analyses", a scientific periodical for quantitative methods and survey methodology published by the GESIS institute.

Link to methods, data, analyses.

 

22/03/2016: Annelies Blom to Chair the ESRA 2017 Scientific Committee

Our member and principal investigator for the German Internet Panel (GIP), Annelies Blom, has been appointed Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 7th biennial conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). The conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 18 through to July 22, 2017.

 

15/03/2016: Barbara Felderer at the DAGStat 2016

German Internet Panel member Barbara Felderer has presented a paper co-authored with Annelies Blom, entitled "Measuring Geographical Information of Web Survey Respondents" at this year's DAGStat (Deutschen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Statistik) conference in Göttingen, Germany. The conference's theme was "Statistics under one umbrella".

 

14/03/2016: Christoph Esslinger's Contribution to the EPCS 2016 in Freiburg

Our member Christoph Esslinger of the C5 project team will be travelling to Freiburg to present his work on "Public Debt and the Political Economy of Reforms" during the European Public Choice Society Conference, March 30 - April 2.

 

14/03/2016: SFB884 Welcomes Guest Researcher Tahir Waqar

Tahir Waqar of the National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) will be our guest in Mannheim during the time between March 28 and April 3. Together with the B7 team he will be involved in further project coordination.

 

10/03/2016: Elias Naumann on Resarch Stay in Florence, Italy

Our member Elias Naumann (A6) will be a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence from March until July 2016. During his stay in Italy, he will be working at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

 

04/03/2016: Bettina Siflinger at the DGGÖ Annual Meeting in Berlin

During this year's annual meeting of the German Society for Health Economics (DGGÖ), our fellow Bettina Siflinger will give a talk on "The Effects of a Universal Child Care Reform on Child Health - Evidence from Sweden". The conference will be held from March 14-15 in Berlin.

For more information, please refer to the conference website.

 

19/02/2016: Julie Korbmacher (MEA) to visit the SFB884

Dr. Julie Korbmacher of the Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing will be our guest at the SFB from March 7 until March 11. During this time she will be collaborating with the project team A8 as well as the GIP team, contributing to a book chapter on Record Linkage and continuing work on a study about interviewer effects, respectively.

 

19/02/2016: Katsunori Seki to Talk During Two Conferences in the United States

Our member Katsunori Seki (C1) has been invited to give a talk on "Good Times, Bad Times: Taxation and Electoral Accountability" during the "Fat Politics, Lean Politics: Political Survival in Good and Bad Economic Times" conference hosted by Texas A&M University. He will then make the trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Social Choice Society will be held from March 10-12. Katsunori Seki will contribute with a presentation on  "Competitive Agenda Setting in Parliamentary Democracies".

Click here to explore this year's program of the 2016 Public Choice Society Meetings.

 

15/02/2016: Call for Papers: "Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms"

Call for papers for the conference on "Inequality and Fairness of Political Reforms", December 8 and 9, 2016 at the University of Mannheim.

The conference hosted at the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 884) "Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim brings together scholars interested in inequality and fairness issues across the disciplines economics, political science, sociology and statistics.

Submissions of original papers or abstracts (max. 400 words) are invited by April 15, 2016.
For more information, please have a look here.

 

05/02/2016: Annelies Blom and Ulrich Krieger to give a talk in Kyoto, Japan

Following the reception of a Kyoto University delegation in February 2015 in Mannheim, this year the German Internet Panel (GIP) will be presented in Japan. Within the scope of the International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Kyoto (February 5-6), our members Prof. Annelies Blom and Ulrich Krieger will contribute to the workshop on the current state of social scientific data building at the institute of economic research of Kyoto University. Prof. Blom will give a talk on "Monitoring Reform Preferences", while Ulrich Krieger's contribution will focus in on the panel's "Design and Implementation".

 

02/02/2016: Project C1 Welcomes Former SFB 884 Member as a Guest Researcher

The SFB 884 welcomes back Vienna-based Mariyana Angelova, who will be affiliated to the project group C1 until the end of April 2016. In Vienna, Mariyana works for the project C3 “Strong vs. Weak Governments and the Challenge of Economic Reforms" that is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang C. Müller in the Department of Government at Vienna University.

 

05/01/2016: Nick Lin to visit Taiwan and China

On January 5th and 6th, 2016, our member Nick Lin will present his SFB 884 related work at the Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. He will give a talk on the project "A Closer Look at Coalition Governance: Party Size and Parliamentary Scrutiny", co-authored with Prof. Thomas König and Katsunori Seki. Following his stay in Taiwan, Nick Lin will then be presenting a poster at the 2016 Asian Political Methodology Conference in Beijing, China, along with our member Jason Eichorst.

Asian Political Methodology Conference 2016