- Upcoming Events
- Our Members in the Media
- Leading Political Science Journal "APSR" - editorship coming to Mannheim
- University of Mannheim ranks first in DFG funding for social and behavioral sciences
- FAZ-Top 100-ranking for Germany´s most influential economists: Hans Peter Grüner and Friedrich Heinemann ranked
- Handelsblatt-2015-Ranking for Lifetime Achievement in Economics: Eckhard Janeba, Hans Peter Grüner and Markus Frölich ranked
- New Parent-Child-Office
EPEC Workshop: Policy Making, Institutions and Reforms: Theory and Evidence
December 4-5, 2015 - SO 418/422
The goal of this workshop is to bring together political economists and political scientists to present and discuss recent theoretical and empirical research in political economy. The SFB 884 is a member of the European Political Economy Consortium (EPEC) which also includes LSE, Warwick, Toulouse and Bocconi. This workshop is intended to strengthen academic links between the SBF 884 members and researchers from the participating institutions interested in political economy questions.
More informaton will be available soon.
Joint MZES-SFB Workshop: Political Forecasting
December 18, 2015 - A 5,6 A 231
scientists increasingly have a wealth of traditional (polling data) and
non-traditional (political textual data) information at their disposal
that they can use to help make predictions or forecasts about the
future. This workshop will bring together academic and industry
perspectives on how to generate good political models for forecasting in
an era of plentiful (or too much) data. A concluding roundtable
discussion will focus on the possible benefits and pitfalls of
incorporating non-traditional data (such as political texts, tweets,
etc.) into forecast models.
More information will be available soon.
SFB Seminar Series
09.11.2015: Enriqueta Aragonès - Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
07.12.2015: Jean-Robert Tyran - University of Vienna
25.01.2016: Cesi Crus - University of British Columbia
08.02.2016: Louis Raes - Tilburg University
29.02.2016: Luis Corchón - Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
07.03.2016: Julia Gray - London School of Economics and Political Science
For more information, please have a look here.
Woven Publish Award for Andreas Landmann
and his co-author Jan-Philipp Ahrens received the Woven Publish Award
for their paper on "Gender Preferences in CEO Successions in Family
Firms: Family Characteristics
and Human Capital of the Successor". The price is awarded by the
University of Mannheim senate committee for equal opportunities.
For more information on the price and the paper, please have a look here.
Bojanovsky-Foundation Award for Elias Naumann
Elias Naumann was awarded a price by the Prof. Dr. Anna and Prof. Dr. Jörg Jiri Bojanovsky foundation for his dissertation. The price has the purpose to promote young scholars in empirical research studying social, inter-individual or cultural processes.
Prof. Bart Meuleman, Ph.D. (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is currently on a sabbatical and during that time, he will be visiting the SFB 884 several times throughthout the Fall Semester 2015. He is working with A6 on a common project and supporting A8 and the GIP on methodological questions.
Anyone who is interested to meet Bart Meuleman during his stay in Mannheim should contact him.
His substantive research interests are welfare state legitimacy and solidarity attitudes, attitudes towards immigration, perceived ethnic threat & ethnocentrism and contextual analysis of public opinion.
His methodological research interests are cross‐cultural research, comparative survey research, measurement equivalence, multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling.
Dominic Duval (Université Laval) is currently visiting the SFB 884 as a guest doctoral student with a scholarship from the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. His research stay will be for four months, from September till the end of December. He is specializing in statistical text analysis and therefore working closely with project C4.
Anyone who is interested to meet Dominic Duval during his stay in Mannheim should contact him.
Dr. Julie Korbmacher (Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy - MEA) visited the SFB 884 as a guest researcher September 14-18, 2015. During her stay, she worked with SFB members (A8 & GIP) on joint research into interviewer-effects in a comparison of the contact and cooperation processes in the German Internet Panel (GIP), SHARE and PIAAC.
Prof. Songying Fang, Ph.D. (Rice University) visited the SFB 884 as a guest researcher May 18 - June 20, 2015. During her stay, she met with SFB members from different projects (C1, C6, C4) to exchange ideas and experiences on survey experiments and to develop collaborative projects on international trade agreements using a survey experimental approach.
Bettina Siflinger will be abroad on a research stay at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies at the Harvard University from September 15, 2015 until March 15, 2016. She obtained a travel grant by the Fritz Thyssen foundation.
Carina Cornesse will visit the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for a month-long research stay from October 15 - November 15, 2015. She has been endowed with an IPID4all research grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The following members joined the SFB 884 (since May 2015):
- Sebastian Blesse (C5, Doctoral Student)
- Adrien Bouguen (B5, Postdoc)
- Christian Bruch (Z1, Postdoc)
- Manuela Dorn (B6, Doctoral Student)
- Hanno Foerster (B8, Doctoral Student)
- Frauke Kreuter (SFB Associate)
- Marco Meyer (B6, Postdoc)
- Simone Paolo Ponzetto (SFB Associate)
- Christopher Williams (Z1, Postdoc)
The following members have left the SFB 884 (since May 2015):
- Melissa Berger (C5, remains at the ZEW Mannheim)
- Zac Greene (C2, now lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow - remains SFB Associate)
- Felix Jarman (A2, remains faculty member at the University of Mannheim)
- Julia Klitzke (A6)
- William Lowe (PI in C4, now senior research specialist at the Princenton University - remains SFB Associate)
- Alexander Paul (B8, now Assistant Professor at the Aarhus University)
- Perihan Saygin (B7, now consultant at the World Bank in Washington D.C.)
- Christoph Siemroth (A2, remains faculty member at the University of Mannheim)
- Martin Wahl (B7, now faculty member at the Humboldt-University in Berlin)
- Philipp Zahn (A7, now Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen - remains SFB Associate)
Our Members in the Media
Marc Debus (C2)
Bernhard Ebbinghaus (A6)
Asiae.co.kr: (in Korean only) "European Pension Reform: Multiple Strategies in the Face of Crisis"
Hans Peter Grüner (A2, A7)
Wirtschaftswoche: "Griechenland-Krise: Warum ein Grexit Europa keine Ruhe bringt"
Handelsblatt: "Drachma is Another Drama"
Handelsblatt: "Drachme? Danke, nein"
Die Welt: "Griechen schaffen Ihre Ersparnisse nach Deutschland"
Handelsblatt: "Athener Regierung in der Klemme 'Das Griechenland-Experiment muss beendet werden'"
Welt am Sonntag: " Wir Hinterbänkler"
Friedrich Heinemann (C5)
02elf Düsseldorfer Abendblatt: "Hintergründe der EZB-Geldpolitik Konsequenzen für die Preisstabilität"
Die Welt: "Pleitestaaten sollen den Euro künftig verlassen"
Wirtschaftswoche: "Ein Fünf-Punkte-Programm gegen das Chaos bei den Länderfinanzen"
Mannheimer Morgen: "Lieber ein Ende mit Schrecken?"
Südkurier: "Eine neue Währung fällt nicht vom Himmel"
Web.de: "Droht dem Euro das Aus? Die Drohung von Alexis Zipras im Faktencheck"
Wirtschaftswoche: "Wie gefährlich ist der Grexit für Europa?"
Der Tagesspiegel: "Griechenlands möglicher Abschied vom Euro"
Thomas König (C1, C6, Z2)
Mannheimer Morgen: "Mannheim schlägt Princeton"
SWR2 Kulturgespräch: "Erfolg für deutsche Politikwissenschaft"
Süddeutsche Zeitung: "Wenn Politologen wählen..."
Die Presse: "Das Märchen von den immer neuen EU-Regeln"
ZDF Zoom: "Rasen erwünscht" (starts at 10'45'')
Leading Political Science Journal "APSR" - editorship coming to Mannheim
The editorship for the leading journal in Political Science - the
American Political Science Review (APSR) - comes to the University of
Mannheim and the University of Oxford. For the first time in its more
than 100-year history, the APSR will be located outside the US.
Our members Thomas König, Thomas Bräuninger and Daniel Stegmüller, together with Sabine Carey and their Oxford colleagues Raymond Duch, Desmond King and David Miller will be in charge to edit the APSR.
The four-year editorial term for the new editors will commence in July 2016.
For more information, please have a look at the press release.
University of Mannheim ranks first in DFG funding for social and behavioral sciences
The DFG's funding atlas for 2011 through to 2013 ranks the University
of Mannheim first in DFG funding for social and behavioral sciences.
The University of Mannheim has attracted more funding for research in
the field of business, economics, social sciences and psychology than
any other university in Germany: a total of 23,6 million euros. The SFB
884 alone accounted for 7 million euros, thereby being the Mannheim
front-runner in DFG fundings.
Read the full press release here.
FAZ-Top 100-ranking for Germany´s most influential economists: Hans Peter Grüner and Friedrich Heinemann ranked
principle investigators Hans Peter Grüner and Friedrich
Heinemann have been ranked 64th and 65th, respectively, among the most
influential economists in the German political, research and media landscape. The FAZ
-Top 100-ranking for Germany´s most influential economists 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
The full article can be read here.
Handelsblatt-2015-Ranking for Lifetime Achievement in Economics: Eckhard Janeba, Hans Peter Grüner and Markus Frölich ranked
Our principle investigators Eckhard Janeba, Hans Peter Grüner and Markus Frölich have been ranked 86th, 152th and 160th, respectively, among the top 250 leading economists in the German speaking area.
The Handelsblatt ranking builds on indices measuring the quantity and quality of research publications.
The SFB 884 parent-child office was refurnished! It now offers an ideal
workplace for parents with both toddlers and school children.
As a research institution, we have plenty of toys and books to encourage learning for children of all ages. But we also offer a lot of other toys and useful equipment at your and your children’s disposal. For a list of all items, please have a look here.
To avoid overlapping, please book the parent-child office here. If the office is free, you can book it on short notice. If it is booked, but you would like to use it on the same day, please contact Margarita Maklakova
For more pictures, please have a look here.
Sonderforschungsbereich 884 (SFB 884)
University of Mannheim
Editorial Staff: Margarita Maklakova, Valentin Friedrich and Philipp Langehein.
You can have a look at this and former newsletters via the SFB 884 homepage as well.
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