26/02/2019 Visit from Rania Megally

Rania Megally, PhD student at the German University of Cairo, is visiting the SFB 884 from 18-26 January 2019. purpose of her visit is to further discuss the analysis and methodology of the Randomized Controll Trial (RCT) regarding Child Malnutrition, Preventive Health Behavior and Food Supplementation in Egypt with PI professor Markus Frölich and Bettina Siflinger (Associate).

26/02/2019 Visit from Anne Elevelt

Anne Elevelt is a PhD student at Utrecht University and is currently our guest at the SFB until March 29, 2019. In her current work, she is focusing on mobile surveys and mobile data collection, specifically the use of smartphone acceleration data in survey research. Her stay at the SFB is part of an exchange sposnored by the DAAD and Tobias Rettig will be visiting the Utrecht Univeristy as part of that exchange.

26/02/2019 Visit from Dr. Bella Struminskaya 

Dr. Bella Struminskaya assistant professor at the Univeristy of Utrecht and former senior researcher at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences at the Department Survey Design and Methodology is visiting the SFB from 12.02.2019-15.02.2019. Purpose of her visit is to prepare and help design a survey on the role of privacy concerns and technological skills for emerging forms of data collection.

05/02/2019 First “Mannheim Political Economy Lecture”

The Collaborative Research Center 884 (SFB 884) „Political Economy of Reforms“ initiated the “Mannheim Political Economy Lecture”, in which high-ranked Political Economists are addressing topics of high relevance for the general academic and public audience.

In the first “Mannheim Political Economy Lecture”, Professor Massimo Morelli from Bocconi University will address causes and consequences of populism for international relations and inequality. The lecture takes place on 27 February, 10:15-11:45, Fuchs-Petrolub-Saal, Ostflügel Schloss Universität Mannheim.

For more information have a look here.

04/02/2019 Ulrich Krieger to talk at the "General Online Research Conference"

Our member Ulrich Krieger will be presenting at the "General Online Research Conference". The conference will take place 6 to 8 March in Cologne.

18/01/2019 IPID4all Mobility Funding Research Tandem approved

Visiting tandem Partner: Anne Elevelt, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Mannheim tandem partner: Tobias Rettig, University of Mannheim, Germany. Anne Elevelt will be joining the SFB884 for Research by beginning of the next Year.

Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the University of Mannheim has successfully launched the IPID4all program to further promote the internationalization of doctoral education. The program is intended for excellent international graduates who want to pursue a doctoral degree in Mannheim as well as all domestic doctoral candidates who pursue their degrees in structured doctoral programs or individual doctorates. Grant authority is the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2017, the university successfully applied for a second project phase and was granted further funding until June 2019.

15/01/2019 Ulrich Krieger and Jan Karem Höhne to talk at the 74th AAPOR Annual Conference

Our members Ulrich Krieger and Dr. Höhne will be presenting at the 74th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. The conference will take place in Toronto, Canada from 16th to 19th May.

14/01/2019 Workshop by ZEW and SFB 884 Focussing on Public Opinion Formation

Our member Sebastian Blesse wrote a summary of the workshop "Understanding Policy Preferences Using Experimental Methods" which took place 17th to 18th December.

13/01/2019 Call for proposals

After our successful first open call, the board of the SFB 884 decided to again offer an open call for the financial support of project-related investments in order to provide an excellent research environment. For an effective usage of our financial opportunities in 2019, this call may help to bundle individual project activities, such as additional data collection, organizing workshops, inviting guests etc. We therefore ask all SFB researchers (PhD students, PostDocs and PIs) to submit a short proposal (2 pages) in which you describe

• your research idea,
• how your request relates to your project and the SFB agenda,
• a short itemized budget including taxes,
• and a short statement on the planned time-line. 
The call is oriented to more large-scale investments, for example additional multi-country or several waves surveys, but also other project-related ideas. 
Please note that the rules for contract preparation were changed. For most requests, this results in a much longer process until the contractor can actually start working. Please consider these changes in your timeline.
Please send the proposal to management<at>reforms.uni-mannheim.de . Your proposal will be reviewed by the SFB board (Thomas König, Annelies Blom, Markus Frölich, Friedrich Heinemann, Galina Zudenkova).

The deadline for submission is 28.02.2019.