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Call for Papers: 2020 ZEW Public Finance Conference

The ZEW announced the call for papers for the annual Public Finance Conference. The conference will take place in Mannheim, Germany, on 7-8 May 2020 and focuses on the advances in local public economics.The deadline for submissions is the 15 Feburary 2020. Any further information about the conference and the call for papers can be found here.


28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management


Friedrich Heinemann on TV

Our member Friedrich Heinemann was interviewed by the german newscast "heute journal". He talks about the current economic activity debate. You can still find the whole show at the ZDF-Mediathek.


Workshop "Data Science in Survey Options"

Prof. Dr. Annelies Blom, PI in the projects A8 and Z1, and Dr. Alexander Wenz, PostDoc in Z1, host a workshop on 24 and 25 October. They are collaborating together with Prof. Dr. Wouter Verbeke, Associate Professor for Data Analytics at Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Prof. Dr. Peter Lugtig, Associate Professor for Survey Methodology at Utrecht University, on the project “A Data Analytics Approach to Survey Operations”.


Friedrich Heinemann at the Committee on European Union Affairs in the Deutsche Bundestag

Our member Friedrich Heinemann to make a speech on the EU budget and the progress of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) at the Committee on European Union Affairs in the Deutsche Bundestag. 


European Night at ZEW

Our members Thomas König and Friedrich Heinemann participated at the European Night at ZEW. About 110 guests with different backgrounds in e.g. economics, politics and  science discussed the european developments in the last 20 years.


SFB members successful at this year's GESS award

Sebastian Juhl won the CDSS Publication Award for his publication "The Sensitivity of Spatial Regression Models to Network Misspecification" in Political Analysis. Carl-Christian Groh received the CSDE Teaching Award.


Elias Naumann awarded as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow

Elias Naumann, PostDoc in project A6, has been awarded as a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow and is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, USA from September 2019 to June 2020. During his stay at the Center for European Studies, Elias Naumann explores the social and political consequences of increasing social inequality and limited social mobility. His project aims at integrating core concepts and principles from behavioral economics, from sociological inequality and life course research, and from institutional theories, into an integrated framework for studying the formation and change of social policy preferences in an age of rising inequality.


Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum


Dr. Alexandru Cernat visiting the SFB

From now to September 27th 2019 Dr. Alexandru Cernat, lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester, is visiting the SFB 884. He is collaborating with Florian Keusch and Ruben Bach in the project A8 on measurement error in digital trace data. On September 23rd 2019 he will give a talk in our Seminar Series. Information will be sent in the week before as usual.


SFB members won Lorenz-von-Stein-Prize

Benjamin Engst and Ruben Bach won the Lorenz-von-Stein-Prize for the best dissertations in Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. The Lorenz von Stein Prize is endowed with 1.000 EUR each. Ruben Bach's PhD thesis shows new results on "Unintended Behavioral Consequences Due to Repeated Measurement". Benjamin Engst elaborates on High Court decision-making and "The Two Faces of Judicial Power: The Dynamics of Judicial-Legislative Bargaining".


ESA Conference 2019


54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

ACL is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse research areas that are concerned with computational approaches to natural language. Three SFB members attended the conference und presented their research papers. Goran Glavaš and Simone Paolo Ponzetto presented their paper "Multilingual and Cross-Lingual Graded Lexical Entailment" at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Furthermore, our member Heiner Stuckenschmidt introduced his paper "A Spreading Activation Framework for Tracking Conceptual Complexity of Texts" in Florence. 


Student Assistant part of Enactus National Cup Winning Team

Our student assistant in project Z1 - German Internet Panel, Marie-Lou Sohnius, is among the 90 students who have contributed to Enactus Mannheim e.V. winning the Enactus National Cup for the seventh time. They came out on top against 33 other German university teams. As the national champion, the team will represent Germany at the Enactus World Championship in Silicon Valley.