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Here you find updates about my research and teaching activities. 

 

March 20, 2017

 

Public Event with Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Brussels on

28 March 2017

 

II wil present the research of my project on the legacy of authoritarian regimes at the EU office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on 28 March 2017. The event will start with me presting my research, which will then be discussed by:

  • Dr. Uwe Optenhögel, Director Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Brussels
  • Sylwia Domisiewicz, Policy Officer Democracy and Electoral Observation (EEAS)
  • Gerrad Quille, Head of Services, DG External Policies, Directorate for Democracy Support (EPMS)

 

Registration is open here: Registration

 

For more information see attached invitation. 

 

June 23, 2016

 

Attending the 6th Annual Conference of EPSA

 

As every year, I am attending the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Assiciation in Brussels, 23-25 June. This year, I served as a section head for the Political Behaviour section of the programme (with Ruth Dassonneville, Universite de Montreal). I am also an Elected Member of the EPSA Council and will attend the Council Meeting.

 

During the conference I am presenting the paper "The Legacy of authoritarian regimes on democartic citizenship: The case of post-authoritarian Latin America" (with Inaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow) in the panel on "Voter Attentivness".

June 22, 2016

 

NICEP Inaugural Conference

Cecilia Testa and I organised the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP) inaugural conference, which was held at the University of Nottingham, UK on June 20-21, 2016.

 

The conference had the following invited speakers: Timothy Besley (LSE), Catherine De Vries (Oxford), Andrew Hall (Stanford), Dominik Hangartner (LSE), Adam Meirowitz (Princeton), Massimo Morelli (Bocconi), and James Snyder (Harvard).

 

Furthermore, we hosted a round-table on "Political and Economic Responses to Mass Migration". The panelists were: Tomothy Hatton (Essex and ANU), Alan Manning (LSE and Migration Advisory Committee), Ewen Macleod (Head of the Policy Development and Evaluation Service UNHCR), and Laszlo Andor (Hertie School of Governance, former EU commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion). 

June 15, 2016

 

New working paper and invited talks in Cologne and Manchester

 

The paper  "Does Material Hardship affect Political Preferences? It Depends on the Political Context" (with Charlotte Cavaille, Toulouse) was published as a working paper series of NICEP and can be be downloaded here.

 

I also presented the paper twice. First, at the School of Social Science in Manchester on 11 May and second, in Lecture Series "Micro foundation of social preferences and political behavior" at the University of Cologne on 14 June, reported here.

May 22, 2016

 

Workshop on “Modelling individual dynamics with political science data” 

 

 

Paul Whiteley (Essex), Nicole Martin (ISER) and I hosted a workshop on longitudinal modelling at the University of Essex on 20/21 May 2016.

 

The workshop is jointly funded with a total of £10,000 by the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change; by Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study at the University of Essex; and the Political Science Association

 

Here blog post on the intention and disucssions of the workshop. Here you can also download the papers or presentations. 

 

Workshop programme
Workshop - Modelling individual dynamics[...]
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May 14, 2016

 

Project Meeting "The Legacy of Authoritarian Regimes"

 

The project team of the ESRC-funded project "The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic cizentship" met at the University of Nottingham on 12 and 13 May. The mean consists of:

  • Anja Neundorf  - Nottingham (PI)

  • Natasha Ezrow - Essex (co-I)

  • Johannes Gerschweski - Berlin (co-I)

  • Tim Kelsall - ODI (co-I)

  • Inaki Sagarzazu - Glasgow (co-I)

  • Roman-Gabriel Olar - Essex (RA) 

  • Rosalind Shorrocks - Oxford (RA)

During the meeting we disucssed how to achieve the - academic and non-academic - objectives of this project and the planned output. We further spend considerable time to discuss the theory of the project. 

Roman-Gabriel Olar, Natasha Ezrow, Rosalind Shorrocks, Johannes Gerschewski, Anja Neundorf, Tim Kelsall

May 6, 2016

 

New paper forthcoming in Political Behavior and blog posts in The Conversation and the LSE Democartic Audit

 

The paper  "The Compensation Effect of Civic Education on Political Engagement: How Civics Classes Make Up for Missing Parental Socialization" (with Richard G. Niemi, and Kaat Smets) has been accepted for publication in Political Behavior. The online FirstView is available here

 

Kaat Smets and I summarise and discuss the results of this paper in two blog posts published in The Conversation and the LSE Democratic Audit

 

The appendix and the replication material for this paper can be found here

April 28, 2016

 

Invited talk at the University of Strathclyde

 

I presented the first results of my new ESRC projects on "The legacy of authoritarian regimes" at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The preliminary results focus on Latin America. The paper is co-authored with Inaki Sagarzazu (University of Glasgow). 

 

The slides are available here

March 17, 2016

 

Promotion to Associate Professor

 

Very pleased to announce that I was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor (with effect on August 1, 2016). The announcement in the University Newsletter

February 29, 2016

 

Attending the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initative Show-case Event

 

I am attending an ESRC event at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Westminster that is show-casing the research conducted under the Secondary Data Analysis Initative that also funds my project. As part of the event that is attended by scholars and policy-makers, I am presenting a poster of my project (see below).

SDAI Promotion Poster
Neundorf_SDAI_Poster.pdf
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February 23, 2016

 

New blog post in Ballots & Bullets

 

I wrote a post for the Nottingham Politics Blog Ballots & Bullets on my new ERSC project. 

February 1, 2016

 

Call for Papers: NICEP Inaugural Conference, Nottingham, June 20/21, 2016

 

We are pleased to announce that the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research (NICEP) inaugural conference will be held at the University of Nottingham, UK on June 20-21, 2016.

 

NICEP promotes interdisciplinary research at the cross roads between Economics and Politics in four main areas: representation, political behavior, political economy and public policy, and quality of government. Theoretical and empirical papers related to these areas are particularly welcome.

 

The conference will host invited sessions with the following confirmed speakers: Timothy Besley (LSE), Catherine De Vries (Oxford), Andrew Hall (Stanford), Adam Meirowitz (Princeton), Massimo Morelli (Bocconi), James Snyder (Harvard).

 

The conference will be a medium size event (40-50 participants), which in addition to the invited sessions, will include small panels allowing time for discussion.

 

The submission of complete papers is encouraged, but extended abstracts will also be considered. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Cecilia Testa (Cecilia.Testa@nottingham.ac.uk) or Anja Neundorf (anja.neundorf@nottingham.ac.uk) with any questions you may have.

 

Paper submission: http://nicep.nottingham.ac.uk/inaugural-conference/

 

Call for Papers: NICEP Inaugural Conference
NICEP Inaugural Conference-call for pape[...]
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January 25, 2016

 

Successful ESRC funding application

 

I am leading a new research project, which is funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initative. The value of the grant is £195,257.

 

Idea

 

The project on “The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic citizenship” will study the legacy impacts of previous authoritarian regimes on its citizens' political attitudes today. It thereby addresses important and unresolved questions of democratisation, by using a new methodological approach of cohort analysis to examine the lasting legacy of authoritarian dictatorships. Previous research has overlooked the possibility of citizens' formative experiences in non-democratic systems that might impact their political attitudes, values, and behaviour even after the existence of these regimes. We expect that these legacy impacts have important implications for the development of a democratic political culture in transitioning societies.

 

Objectives

 

This study has three academic objectives: a theoretical, an empirical and a methodological one. Firstly, we are developing a new theory of authoritarian socialization. Secondly, we are expanding our analyses to new and developing democracies across the globe. Thirdly, in or- der to overcome methodological (and ethical) constraints of previous studies, we are developing a methodological approach of studying generations that were brought-up under dictatorships. 

 

Team

 

Co-investigators: Dr. Natasha Ezrow (University of Essex), Dr. Johannes Gerschewski (Social Science Centre Berlin), Dr. Tim Kelsall (Overseas Development Institute), Dr. Inaki Sagarzazu (University of Glasgow).

 

The project is further supported by following partner organisations: The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Organization of American States, and the Overseas Development Institute.

January 22, 2016

 

Teaching new course at the Essex Summer School

 

I will be teaching a new course at the Essex Summer School on Longitudinal Data Analysis. The course will be offered in Session 1, taking place 11-22 July 2016. 

January 12, 2016

 

Organising workshop on “Modelling individual dynamics with political science data”

 

 

Paul Whiteley (Essex), Nicole Martin (ISER) and I are organising a workshop on longitudinal modelling, taking place at the University of Essex on 20/21 May 2016.

 

Idea

 

Many political science theories of individual-level behaviour and preferences use cross-sectional survey data. No matter how rich the data might be, this kind of data will always restrict the inferences that can be drawn from it. Alternatively, we can use longitudinal data, which either follows individuals over time - panel data - or the same questions and survey design are used across time, but drawing different samples - repeated cross-sectional data. Despite their superior properties to identify causal effects and to draw generalizable conclusions, individual-level longitudinal data is still rarely used in political science. The goal of this workshop and potential Paper Symposium is to bring together scholars who are already working with this high-quality data.

 

Confirmed speakers include:  Harold Carke (UT Dallas), Mark Pickup (Simon Fraser) Daniel Stegmueller (Mannheim), Martin Kroh (Humboldt), Peter Selb (Konstanz, Germany), Kees Aarts (Twente, Netherlands), and Geoff Evans (Oxford, UK).

 

Funding

 

The workshop is jointly funded with a total of £10,000 by the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change; by Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study at the University of Essex; and the Political Science Association

Workshop programme and abstracts
Workshop_Porgramme_Papers.pdf
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January 2, 2016

 

Joining the Editorial Board of Electoral Studies 

 

I was selected as a new member to join the Editorial Board of Electoral Studies. My term will be 3 years.

November 26, 2015

 

Presenting at PSA Political Methodologist specialist group launch event

 

The PSA launched a new specialist group for Political Methodology. The event took place at the British Academy in London on 25 November. I presented joint work with Geoff Evans (Oxford) on "Core political values and the long-term shaping of partisanship". The slides can be downloaded here

November 18, 2015

 

New blog post in The Conversation

 

Kaat Smets and I wrote an opinion piece on Vote at 16 for The Conversation. Here we argue that the proposal that is currently making its way through Parliament is a real opportunity to re-engage young people into politics. The bill addresses the important issue of a reform of civic education. 

November 15, 2015

 

Invited talk at the Humboldt University, Berlin and new working paper

 

I presented the paper  "The Compensation Effect of Civic Education on Political Engagement: How Civics Classes Make Up for Missing Parental Socialization" (with Richard G. Niemi, and Kaat Smets) at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The slides of the presentation (in German) are available here

 

The paper was also published as a working paper in the Nuffield Politics Series and can be downloaded here

 

October 10, 2015

 

Invited talks in Moscow and Oxford

 

This month, I will present my research twice. On 13 October, I will present in the Moscow Higher School of Economics (invited by Professor Alexey Zakharov). On 20 October, I will present in the Nuffield Politics Seminar at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (invited by Dr Sergi Pardos). In both talks, I will present the same paper, co-authored with Dr Charlotte Cavaille (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse) on "Contextual and Individual Determinants of Economic Preferences: Evidence from Panel Data". A draft version of the paper is available here

 

ABSTRACT

 

To what extent does economic self-interest shape policy preferences? This paper argues that individuals are more likely to translate personal hardship into higher support for redistributive social policies when political elites actively compete over redistributive issues. We first test this argument using individual panel data from Great Britain. We find evidence that the discursive context mediates the relationship between economic hardship and preferences. Using data from 24 European countries we then show that, where elites polarize over redistributive issues, low-income respondents are more likely – relative to high-income individuals – to support redistribution.   

 

October 7, 2015

 

Launching new Research Centre - NICEP

 

Professor Ray Duch (University of Oxford) will be the first speaker of the new reserach centre - NICEP (Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research) of which I am one of the co-directors. His talk on "Why we cheat: Experimental evidence on tax compliance" will take place on 8 October and launches the new centre. 

 

Over the next year, we will have many high profile speakers. The schedule can be downloaded below.

NICEP Launch event invitation
NICEP launch 1.jpg
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NICEP Seminar schedule 2015/16
NICEP Seminars 2015-2016.pdf
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August 25, 2015

 

Attending APSA, San Francisco

 

I am going to attend the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA) taking place in San Francisco from 2-6 September 2015. I will present a paper that is co-authored with Dr Charlotte Cavaille (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse) on "The Price of Sharing: 
Support for Universal and Equal Access to Health Care in Diversifying Neighborhoods." 

Download paper here.
Neundorf_Cavaille_APSA.pdf
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August 5, 2015

 

New paper accepted in British Journal of Political Science

 

The paper “The Micro-Foundation of Party Competition and Issue Ownership: The Reciprocal Effects of Citizens’ Issue Salience and Party Attachments”, co-authored with Professor James Adams (UC Davis), has been accepted for publication in the BJPS.

 

The paper is available on First View here.

 

 

ABSTRACT

 

While previous research on the reciprocal effects of citizens’ issue attitudes and their party support emphasize citizens’ issue positions, political competition revolves equally around issue salience, i.e., debates over which issue areas political parties should prioritize.  Using multi-wave panel data from Germany and Great Britain, we analyze the reciprocal effects of citizens’ issue salience and their party support over the period 1984-2009, and we conclude that citizens’ issue priorities both influence and are influenced by their party attachments, and, moreover, that these effects are linked to parties’ long-term policy emphases as articulated in their election manifestos.  This effect is strongest among supporters of a small issue-orientated niche party, the Greens.

July 20, 2015

 

Attending Understanding Society Scientific Conference, University of Essex

 

I am going to attend the Understanding Society Scientific Conference at the University of Essex from 21-23 Juli 2015. I will present a paper that is co-authored with Dr Charlotte Cavaille (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse) on "Neighbourhood ethnic diversity and support for Universal Health Care in the UK". Find more information about our paper here

June 23, 2015

 

Presenting PGCHE Project on the Effectivness of Reserach Training

 

As part of my Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, I conducted research on the effectivness of research training. The main research questions of this project asked: Does methodological training significantly improve the quality of final-year Master dissertations? Do students from different backgrounds profit differently from methodological training? This project focused on Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students and the outcome of their MA dissertation. Based on my research I conclude that effective research training has a positive effect on learning outcomes, especially for students that generally have lower grades.

 

Presenting the research to the PGCHE assessors, I received a distinction for my project.   

Download presentation here
PGCHE_Project_Neundorf.pdf
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June 20, 2015

 

Attending EPSA, Vienna

 

I am going to attend the fifth Annual Conference of the European Political Science Assoication in Vienna from 25-27 June 2015. I was one of the co-programme chairs of this year's conference, overseeing the entire programme. During the conference, I will have several meetings such as the EPSA Council meeting and the PSRM Editorial Board meeting. 

 

I will present two papers:

 

1. "Neighbourhood ethnic diversity and support for Universal Health Care in the UK" (with Dr Charlotte CavailleInstitute for Advanced Study in Toulouse)

 

2. "When the pound in people’s pocket matters: A test of how people’s financial circumstances affect their party preferences" (with Professor James Tilley, Oxford and Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE)

June 16, 2015

 

Submitting Full Funding Application to the ESRC

 

I am leading a new research project, which got invited to be submitted as a Full Application to the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initative. This is now the final stage of the application process.

 

The project on “The legacy of authoritarian regimes on democratic citizenship” will study the legacy impacts of previous authoritarian regimes on its citizens' political attitudes today. It thereby addresses important and unresolved questions of democratisation, by using a new methodological approach of cohort analysis to examine the lasting legacy of authoritarian dictatorships. Previous research has overlooked the possibility of citizens' formative experiences in non-democratic systems that might impact their political attitudes, values, and behaviour even after the existence of these regimes. We expect that these legacy impacts have important implications for the development of a democratic political culture in transitioning societies.

 

Co-investigators: Dr. Natasha Ezrow (University of Essex), Dr. Johannes Gerschewski (Social Science Centre Berlin), Dr. Tim Kelsall (Overseas Development Institute), Dr. Inaki Sagarzazu (University of Glasgow).

 

The project is further supported by following partner organisations: The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Organization of American States, and the Overseas Development Institute.

Download Project Summary
Project summary_The legacy of authoritar[...]
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May 28, 2015

 

Leading new Interdisciplinary Research Centre and Successful Funding

 

A team of political scientists and economists from Nottingham were awarded the University’s Research Board Discipline Bridging Award (DBA), with a value of £25,000. With the successful bid for funding, we are now moving forward to establish a new interdisciplinary research centre with colleagues from the School of Economics: The Nottingham Interdisciplinary Research Centre of Economic and Political Research (NICEP). Professor Cecilia Testa and I will be the co-directors of the new centre.

 

NICEP fosters interdisciplinary work in four main thematic areas: Representation, political behavior, political economy & public policy, quality of government. The members of the Centre have carried out research of international standing on these four main areas from different perspectives and adopting different but often complementary methodologies. By bringing together very distinct approaches to the study of political institutions and public decision making, NICEP aims at promoting interdisciplinary work to advance our understanding of the role played by different institutional arrangements in shaping the behaviour of citizens, the design of public policies and their implementation.

 

We are planning to use the funds of the DBA for the following activities:

 

  • A high-profile seminar series
  • A 2-day international conference (incl. an impact event)
  • Another internal workshop on grants
  • A new (professional) website and data portal 

March 20, 2015

 

Research Visit and Talks at Pompeu Fabra University

 

I will be a research visitor at the Department of Political Science at Pompeu Fabra University (invited by Professor Romain Lachat) between 20 March - 18 April 2015. During my stay I will present my work twice: On 24 March, I will be presenting in the Political Behaviour Seminar and on 16 April, I will be talking in the Research Forum.

Announcement Research Form
Anuncio Neundorf.pdf
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March 1, 2015

 

Research Visit and Presentation at ISER, University of Essex

 

I will be a research visitor at the Institute of Economic and Social Research at the University of Essex (invited by Professor Mike Brewer) from 2-13 March 2015. During my visit I will be presenting my research in the Joint Empirical Social Sciences (JESS) seminar series on 4 March 2015. 

January 31, 2015

 

Research Leave until January 2016 

 

I will be on research leave from the University of Nottingham until January 2016. My time during the Spring semester is paid by a grant funded by Norface on "Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration: Challenges and Solutions for the Welfare State" in collaboration with ISER (University of Essex), the University of Uppsala, and the University of Tempere.  

January 16, 2015

 

CCPR Joint workshop with School of Economics 

 

The Centre for Comparative Political Research (CCPR) held an internal workshop on Thursday 15 January 2015, with the goal of fostering research collaborations across the Schools of Economics and Politics and International Relations. The workshop consisted of four panels of presentations on the themes of political representation and parties, political behaviour, political economy, and quality of government and public administration. There followed a discussion on the future plans and activities of the centre. The programme of the workshop is available here. The presentations can be downloaded here.

 

As the director of the centre, I was responsible for organising the workshop.

November 25, 2014

 

Attending Event on "Data Skills at University"

 

I am representing the University of Nottingham Social Science Faculty at the British Academy Data Skills at University Event, London, 25 November 2015. The event is orgnised by Westminster Briefings. 

October 5, 2014

 

New working paper published in SOEPpapers 

 

The paper “The Micro-Foundation of Party Competition and Issue Ownership: The Reciprocal Effects of Citizens’ Issue Salience and Party Attachments”, co-authored with James Adams (UC Davis), will be published in the working paper series SOEPpapers. The file is also available here.

September 9, 2014

 

Director of the Centre for Comparative Political Research

 

I was selected as the Director of the Centre for Comparative Political Research (CCPR) at the University of Nottingham. The CCPR supports empirical research on four research themes:

1)  Political representation 

2)  Political behaviour

3)  Political economy

4)  Quality of government

 

There is a shared commitment among members to a comparative disciplinary perspective and rigorous social scientific analysis. CCPR’s aim is to encourage cutting-edge, comparative political research using diverse data sources and methods of analysis.

August 25, 2014

 

Attending APSA, Washington, DC

 

I am going to attend the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA) taking place in Washington, DC from 28-31 August 2014. I will present a paper that is co-authored with James Adams (UC Davis). The paper is deposited here.

 

Title: The Micro-Foundation of Party Competition and Issue Ownership: The Reciprocal Effects of Citizens’ Issue Salience and Party Attachments.

July 18, 2014

 

Successful grant application: Norface “Future of the Welfare State”

 

A joint project between an interdisciplinary team of researchers from ISER (University of Essex), the University of Uppsala, and the University of Tempere were awarded a Norface Project grant of a total of £1.3Mill over a three year period. The project is entitled: Inequalities, Insurance, Incentives and Immigration: Challenges and Solutions for the Welfare State.

 

I am part of the Essex team and will spend 7 months full-time on the project in 2015. During this time, I will contribute 1-2 papers in collaboration with Charlotte Cavaille to the project. Our focus will be on the following:

 

TITLE: The impact of ethnic diversity on the willingness to keep a policy generous and open to all

 

We propose a research project that will leverage new micro-level evidence to better understand the individual-level mechanisms that shape support for “egalitarian” redistribution and undermine or buttress what social scientist loosely call “social solidarity”. We will examine the impact of ethnic diversity on an individual's willingness to support redistributive policies that benefit the least-well off, focusing on support for the British National Health Service (NHS).

June 19, 2014

 

Elected as EPSA Council Member and Co-Programme Chair

 

I was elected as a Council Member of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) and attended my first Council Meeting during the Fourth Annual Meeting in Edinburgh. I was also invited to function as co-Programme Chair for the next conference will take place June 25-27, 2015 in Vienna, at the Schloss Schönbrunn and Springer Schlößl.

Upcoming activities

March 15, 2017

Workshop "The New Politics of Authoritarianism" (Oxford)

 

March 28, 2017

Impact event with FES (Brussels)

 

April 4, 2017

Impact event with OAS (Washington, DC)

 

April 6-9, 2017

MPSA conference (Chicago)

 

April 10, 2017

Invited talk at Notre Dame University (South Bend)

 

April 26-29, 2017

ECPR Joint Sessions (Nottingham)

 

May 10, 2017

V-Dem Policy Dialogue Day 2017 (Gothenburg)

 

May 11, 2017

Impact event with International IDEA (Stockholm)

 

May 12, 2017

Invited talk at Royal Holloway (Egham)

 

May 15- June 9, 2017

Research visit at Berlin Social Science Centre WZB (Berlin)

 

May 23, 2017

Invited talk at Berlin Social Science Centre WZB (Berlin)

 

June 1, 2017

Invited talk at Humboldt University (Berlin)

 

June 13, 2017

Impact event with ODI (London)

 

June 19/20, 2017

NICEP Conference (Nottingham)

 

June 22-24, 2017

EPSA conference (Milan)

 

June 28, 2017

Invited talk at Autonoma de Barcelona

 

July 3-5, 2017

Teaching at Barcelona RECSM Summer School on Survey Methodology

 

July 10-21, 2017

Teaching at Essex Summer School

 

Sep 8-10, 2017

EPOP conference (Nottingham)

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