For an overview of the media coverage, please have a look here!
ZEW-Ökonom mit Föderalismus-Preis 2018 ausgezeichnet
Sebastian Blesse, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im Forschungsbereich „Unternehmensbesteuerung und Öffentliche Finanzwirtschaft“ am Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW), Mannheim, hat den Preis für Föderalismus- und Regionalforschung 2018 erhalten. Zusammen mit seinem Ko-Autor Felix Rösel von der Dresdner Niederlassung des ifo Instituts wurde Sebastian Blesse für den Beitrag „Was bringen kommunale Gebietsreformen?“ ausgezeichnet, der Ende 2017 in der Fachzeitschrift „Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik“ erschienen ist.
Our members to present at the EPSA Conference 2018
Nina Wiesehomeier from the IE School of International Relations in Madrid to persent at SFB 884
Recent research has shown that women politicians are more ethical in public office than men, which might facilitate women’s political advancement in corruption environments.This notion has been examined and researched by Nina Wiesehomeier and her colleagues and the results will be presented and discussed at our seminar series by none other than Nina Wiesehomeier herself on the 28th of May 2018 at 14:00 in B6, 30-32 - Room 310.
Jan Karem Höhne to talk at Center of Methods in Social Sciences at University of Göttingen
Our member Jan Karem Höhne (GIP) will contribute in a project "Enhancing Survey Data Quality using Paradata" with a Talk about "Re-Examining the Middle Means Typical and the Left an Top Means First Heuristics using Eye-Tracking Methodology" at the University of Göttingen, Germany. The Talk will take place in June 4th 2018.
Our members at the 50th Department Anniversary at the University of Konstanz
Our members Marc Debus and Thomas Bräuninger (C2) will be part of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Poltics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. Marc Debus will hold a welcoming speech as a representer of the German Political Science Association (GPSA). Thomas Bräuninger will present in the panel discussion. The jubilee takes place at 8th of June, 2018, at the University of Konstanz.
For more information about the anniversary, click here.
Jan Karem Höhne to present at the 73rd AAPOR Conference
Our member Jan Karem Höhne (Z1) attend at the 73rd AAPOR (American Association for Public Opinion Research) Annual Conference in Denver, USA. He will contribute with two talks: 'Survey Motion: What can we learn from sensor data about respondents' actions in mobile surveys?' and 'Re-examining the "middle means typical"'. The Conference will take place on May 16-19, 2018.
For more information about the Conference, have a look here.
Livia Isabella Schubiger to present at SFB 884
Federico Nanni to present at the LREC2018
Our member Federico Nanni (B6, C4) will contribute with a talk about "Findings from the Hackathon on Understanding Euroscepticism Through the Lens of Textual Data" at the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) in Miyazaki, Japan. The Conference will take place in May 7-12, 2018.
For more information about the Conference, please have a look here.
Jan Karem Höhne as International Researcher at RECSM
Our member Jan Karem Höhne (GIP) started on May 1st his position as an International Researcher at the "Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM)" at the Pompeu Fabra University, Bacelona (Spain).
4th Frankfurt-Heidelberg-Mannheim Development Economics Workshop
The Frankfurt-Heidelberg-Mannheim (FHM) Workshop in Development Economics brings together junior and senior scholars from Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Heidelberg and the University of Mannheim for a one day workshop to discuss their work in development economics and development issues more broadly. This year it will take place on April 27, 2018 in Mannheim B6, 30-32.
To have a look at the program, click here.
Annual ZEW Public Finance Conference
The Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim (ZEW) organized together with the SFB 884 the annual ZEW Public Finance Conference on April 23-24, 2018. Focus of this year was the theoretical and empirical research regarding the coordination of fiscal policy in the European Monetary Union.
For more information about the Conference, have a look here.
ZEW-SFB Public Finance Conference
The theme of the 2018 conference is fiscal policy coordination in Europe. The keynote lectures of Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (Paris School of Economics) and Martin Hellwig (MPI Bonn) will be centered on this topic. However, the conference includes many contributions of other fields of public economics and political economy.
The Conference takes place at ZEW in Mannheim, Germany, on 23-24 April, 2018. Click here to have a look at the conference schedule.
Michelle Taylor-Robinson to speak at the Seminar Series of the SFB
Michelle Taylor-Robinson from the Texas A&M University (Texas, USA) will be visiting the SFB 884 to speak at our seminar series. Topic of the talk is "Gender Stereotyping or Gender Equality – How Male and Female Candidates are Viewed in Different Policy Domains: Findings from a Multi-Country Experiment". It will take place on April 23, 2018, in B6, 30-32, Room 310 14h.
Jason Eichorst to present at the Boise State University
Wouter Verbeke to speak at the Seminar Series of the SFB
Wouter Verbeke from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium) will be visiting the SFB 884 to speak at our seminar series. Topic of the talk is "Data analytics for customer relationship management: an overview of approaches and applications". It will take place on April 12, 2018, in B6, 30-32, Room 310 14h.
Jason Eichorst to talk at Radio Boise
Federico Nanni to talk at the University of Mannheim
In his talk he’ll offer an overview of a shared-task hackathon that took place as part of a research seminar bringing together a variety of experts and young researchers from the fields of political science, natural language processing and computational social science. The task looked at ways to develop novel methods for political text scaling to better quantify political party positions on European integration and Euroscepticism from the transcript of speeches of three legislations of the European Parliament. He will also focus on the potential of hackathons for fostering interdisciplinary collaborations between computer science and the social sciences and the next steps of my research group in this direction.
To view the paper which summarizes the results of the hackathon, click here.
Our members at the 76th Annual MPSA Conference
Our members Jason Eichorst, David Hilpert, Hyeonho Hahm and Sebastian Juhl will present their research at the 75th Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference, April 5-8, 2018. The conference will take place in Chicago, USA.
For more information about the MPSA Conference have a look here.
Federico Nanni to present at the ESSHC 2018
Marta Curto-Grau to speak at SFB's Seminar Series
Atika Pasha to present at CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa
Carlo M. Horz to speak at SFB's Seminar Series
Carina Cornesse to talk at the GOR 2018
Our member Carina Cornesse (A8) will present at the General Online Research Conference 2018 (GOR) in Cologne (Germany), February 28 - March 2, 2018. She will talk about "Representativeness and Response Quality of Survey Data" and "The utility of auxiliary data for survey response modeling".
For more information about the GOR 2018 have a look here.
Peter Lugtig to speak at the SFB 884
Peter Lugtig from the Utrecht University (Utrecht, Netherlands) will be visiting the SFB 884 to speak about "Mobile Surveys". The talk will take place on February 27, 2018, in B6, 30-32, Room 310 14h.
Sabine Friedel to visit the SFB 884
Nona Bledow to talk at the SFB 884
Nona Bledow from the University of Konstanz (Konstanz, Germany) will be visiting the SFB 884 to speak about "Gender Stereotyping or Gender Equality – How Male and Female Candidates are Viewed in Different Policy Domains: Findings from a Multi-Country Experiment". The talk will take place on February 22, 2018, in B6, 30-32, Room 310 9am.
Zoe Kühn to speak at SFB's Seminar Series
Florian Foos to talk at the University of Mannheim
Florian Foos from the King's College London (London, England) will be visiting the University of Mannheim to speak at the MZES. Topic of the talk is "The parliamentary candidate as persuader: Evidence from randomized candidate-voter interactions". It will take place on February 16, 2018, in A5, 6, Room B 316 12h.
Florian Keusch to organize an AAAS Conference Session
Marko Klašnja to speak at SFB's Seminar Series
Marko Klašnja from the Georgetown Univerity (Washington, DC, US) will be visiting the SFB 884 to speak at our seminar series. Topic of the talk is "Explanations for Inequality and Political Attitudes among Affluent AmericansJoint with Liz Suhay (American University) and Gonzalo Rivero (Westat)". It will take place on February 05, 2018, in B6, 30-32, Room 310 14h.
Elias Naumann to present at Book Workshop
Our member Elias Naumann (A6) will present at the Book Workshop 'Welfare State Legitimacy in Times of Crisis and Austerity: Between Continuity and Change' in Leuven (Belgium), January 23 - 24, 2018. He will talk about "The legitimacy of public pensions in an ageing Europe: Subjective evaluation and political preferences between 2008 and 2016".
Our members to present at the PSA Conference
Our members Ron Lehrer (C2) and Sebastian Juhl (C2) will present at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Political Methodology Conference. The Conference will take place in Essex (UK) on January 12th, 2018.
For more information about the PSA Political Methodology Conference 2018 have a look here.