Benjamin Engst

Project: C4

Research Associate

University of Mannheim
B6, 30-32 - Room 322
D-68131 Mannheim

Phone: +49 (0) 621-181-3441
Fax: +49 (0) 621-181-3451
E-mail: engst<at>

Benjamin G. Engst is a Research Associate for the C4 project “Measuring a Common Space and the Dynamics of Reform Positions.” His research interests include Comparative Political Behavior, Comparative Political Institutions and Computer-Assisted Text Analysis with a strong focus on Quantitative Methods and an emphasis on Judicial Politics in a cross-European comparison.

Benjamin was a research associate at the Chairs for Comparative Politics at the Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) and the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Germany) prior to joining the SFB. He recently submitted his dissertation, entitled: "The Two Faces of Judicial Power: The Dynamics of Judicial-Political Bargaining" at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Doing research for his dissertation he has been to Emory University (USA) supported through a Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In addition, he was involved in the research project "The Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player."

Benjamin received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Law and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mannheim (Germany). He spent his first year of graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University (USA).