Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Stefanie Stantcheva (A.SK Bright Mind Award Winner 2023) - Online Event
Description


A week after being awarded the A.SK Bright Mind Award at the WZB, Harvard economist Stefanie Stantcheva will give a WZB Talk on the origins and implications of zero-sum thinking - the belief that gains for one individual or group tend to come at the cost of others.

Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Subtitle
Evidence from a natural experiment in the city of Madrid

WZB Talk by Manuel Valdés - Online Event
Description

In late 2018, the local government of Madrid implemented a low emission zone (LEZ) in the central district of the city. Although the primary goal of the policy was to enhance air quality, it might also have implications for other related outcomes. For instance, extensive research has documented the detrimental effect of polluted air on academic performance. Consequently, if Madrid’s LEZ was successful in reducing traffic-related emissions, we might observe an improvement in academic performance among students schooled in the LEZ area.

Tuesday, 31 October 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Thomas F. Remington
Description

Over the past forty years, since the Reagan-era paradigm shift to deregulation, income and wealth inequality in the United States has grown significantly faster than in other advanced industrial democracies. High economic inequality has contributed to severe political polarization, socio-economic and geographic segmentation, and erosion of democratic institutions. Analogous processes in Russia and China followed their market openings over the same period.

Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Mattias Kumm – Online Event
Description

Social media is a central part of the public sphere and as such of central importance for democracy. In its current form social media is arguably in part responsible for democratic backsliding. The question is how social media should be regulated so that its deliberative democratic potential is enhanced and its dystopian tendencies are held in check. The talk analysis competing approaches that seek to achieve this and analyzes the legal frameworks governing these choices.

Tuesday, 27 June 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Vanessa Boese – Online Event
Description

Previous research (Carey and Gohdes, 2021) concludes most journalist killings by the state occur in democracies. This paper investigates the link between regime type and journalist killings and argues that democracies are not more hostile to journalists than autocracies. In fact, liberal democratic regimes are the safest of regimes for journalists, i.e. those with by far the least number of journalist killings by the state between 2002 and 2016.

Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Adrián del Rio Rodríguez – Online Event
Description

What is the relationship between education and politics? How do government shaped education worldwide until our present day? Adrián del Rio presents a novel dataset on education systems worlwide and describes trends on political control and the politicized nature of education system. The dataset will help researchers and policy-makers to examine several questions about education and politics, improving the quality of policy advice. A subset of the dataset can be provided upon request.

Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
1 - 2 June 2023
Subtitle
Berlin Meeting on the Political Economy of Development (MoPED) joint with Intergroup Relations Working Group (IGR)
Short description
The MoPED-IGR brings together scholars who focus on intergroup relations and the political economy of development, broadly defined, to build community and foster collaboration. The workshop will consist of in-depth discussions of approximately 8 papers and research designs over two days.
1 - 2 June 2023
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Lisa Garbe
lisa.garbe [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Subtitle
A Large Randomized Field Experiment on the Effects of Close Contact on Interethnic Relations

WZB Talk by Felix Elwert - Online Event
Description

Contact and conflict theory famously predict opposite effects of inter-ethnic exposure on anti-minority discrimination. Contact theory predicts that inter-ethnic contact reduces prejudice; whereas conflict theory predicts that inter-ethnic contact leads to more discrimination. The scope conditions for both theories, however, are vague; prior evidence is mostly correlational; and supportive field experiments have largely accrued in rarified settings.

Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Subtitle
Evidence from a nation-wide field experiment in Germany

WZB Talk by Jianghong Li and Jan Paul Heisig - Online Event
Description

Existing research in Germany based on survey reports suggest that patients with low income and non-German names are discriminated against both in access to health care and in treatment by specialists. However, because this research is mostly based on interviews with affected individuals, the findings are prone to bias. Field experiments can provide robust evidence of discrimination due to ethnic and socioeconomic background.

Tuesday, 18 April 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Sana Ahmad - Online Event
Description

Content moderation is key to operations of social media platforms and a large part of this work is outsourced to the global economy. While allowing for cost efficiency and accessing local labor skills and knowledge, outsourcing is generally characterized by indeterminacies in the production process. Moreover, it is complicated by the dynamic character of social media platforms with continuous changes in user activities and moderation policies.

Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 7 March 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Jessica Kim
Description

Over the last several decades, two seemingly contradictory trends have emerged: a rise in democracy assistance and a decline in democracy. What explains this disconnect? Although existing work provides some insight about democracy promotion’s mixed effects, more work is needed to understand the impact of additional, often understudied forms of assistance. I explore this puzzle on a panel of 136 nations from 1981-2015 by assessing how two types of democracy promotion – democracy promoting international nongovernmental organizations (DINGOs) and democracy aid – impact governance.

Tuesday, 7 March 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Julian Schüssler - Online Event
Description

Are teachers biased in their grading against certain demographic groups? Using data on more than 1 million Danish 9th grade students, we find evidence for small pro-girl and pro-migrant-background biases. We also document large variance in bias across teachers and a negative (“compensatory”) relationship between teacher bias and relative performance of the student group on standardized tests.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Liav Orgad - Online Event
Description

China’s Social Credit System is the most ambitious human metric in history, using technology to govern society and create the “perfect citizen.” I trace the historical roots of “governance-by-numbers” systems and show that the metrification of social and personal life also exists in Western societies. I point out the rise of a new governance system, shifting from the rule of law (“nomocracy”) to a system governed by numbers (“numerocracy”), and discuss the consequences for liberal democracies in terms of governance, citizenship, human rights, law & morality.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Elizabeth Nugent - Online Event
Description

 

Elizabeth Nugent is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University.

Tuesday, 29 November 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Stephen Benard - Online Event
Description


When do groups value revenge or forgiveness in identity-based conflict? Recent data from the US and plans for cross-national comparison.

Stephen Benard is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington.

For further questions, please e-mail sbenard [at] indiana.edu.

Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 22 July 2022
Subtitle
Gunnar Lemmer (Philipps University Marburg) - Online Event
Description

 

Friday, 22 July 2022
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Constantin Manuel Bosancianu
manuel.bosancianu [at] wzb.eu
16 - 17 June 2022
Subtitle
MoPED Workshop, June 16 -17, 2022
Short description
The Berlin Meeting on the Political Economy of Development (MoPED) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in political science, economics, and other social science disciplines studying the political economy of development, broadly defined.
16 - 17 June 2022
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Zhanna Mylogorodska
zhanna.mylogorodska [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Mattias Kumm - Online Event
Description

 

In the Russian War against Ukraine the existing international legal order is challenged. At the heart of the challenge are struggles over the interpretation of the existing international legal order and what it should become.

Mattias Kumm is Research Professor “Global Constitutionalism” at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Professor “Rule of Law in the Age of Globalization” at Humboldt University Berlin.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Subtitle
Insights from an ongoing socio-legal research project in Switzerland

WZB Talk by Michelle Cottier - Online Event
Description

 

In Switzerland, the predominant family arrangement of different-sex parents is a gendered division of tasks. The majority of couples adopt the model of the father as breadwinner and the mother working parttime in the labour market. This ongoing socio-legal research project is interested in the reorganisation of family arrangements at the moment of divorce and more specifically in how different concepts of gender (in)equality play out in the negotiation of divorce agreements in Switzerland.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Subtitle
Nils Weidmann (University of Konstanz)
Description

The "data revolution'' is changing the way we work with empirical data in the social sciences. Increasingly, traces of social and political interactions can be recorded digitally, leading to vast amounts of new data that become available for research. This poses new challenges for the way we organize and process research data. This course aims to provide participants with an introduction to different data management techniques. Departing from simple tools such as spreadsheets, we move on to more powerful data management software such as relational databases for tabular data.

Thursday, 5 May 2022
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Sebastian Hellmeier
sebastian.hellmeier [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Thiemo Fetzer - Online Event
Description

This talk brings together seven years of work on understanding the political economic forces that have led to the UK's exit from the European Union in 2020. A common theme across populist surges across the West is the resonance that populist campaigns have with voters in so-called left-behind regions. The focus on cross-sectional patterns, however, often masks understanding the wider social-, economic and political developments that give rise for the necessary conditions of populist revolts to emerge.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
10 - 11 March 2022
Subtitle
Workshop - Online Event
Description

Political scientists often want to study members of hard-to-reach populations. A population is “hard-to-reach” or “hidden” when no sampling frame exists, and acknowledgment of membership is potentially threatening. With such a broad definition, we might include opposition groups (from the right or the left), sexual minorities, political brokers, or refugees, to say some. While many methods have been developed to approach and study hidden populations, they have seldom been applied in political science research.

10 - 11 March 2022
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Georgiy Syunyaev
georgiy.syunyaev [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Simone Dietrich - Online Event
Description

Why do some donor governments pursue international development through recipient governments, while others bypass local authorities under similar recipient country and international economic conditions? Weaving together scholarship in political economy, public administration, and historical institutionalism, States, Markets, and Foreign Aid establishes connections between ideological orientations of donor governments and patterns of donor behaviour.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Subtitle
Michelle Torres (Rice University)
Description

The information that media provides to citizens fuels their attitudes and opinions towards social movements. Although scholars have extensively studied the ways in which media portrays protests, existing analyses have mostly focused on the verbal component of news and have overlooked a crucial element of the communication process: the visual material. Therefore, in this talk, I focus on visual frames of protests. First, I analyze the differences in the framing of the mood and environment that liberal and conservative outlets use when they talk about protests.

Thursday, 17 February 2022
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Sebastian Hellmeier
sebastian.hellmeier [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Jan Paul Heisig - Online Event
Description

Current societal challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic or climate change highlight the tension between individual freedom and collective good provision. Striking the right balance is particularly delicate for democratic governments whose authority hinges on citizen acceptance and legitimation. When and why do citizens accept far-reaching limitations of their individual rights for a greater societal good?

Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Donatella della Porta - Online Event
Description

With the declaration of a global pandemic in March 2020 and the subsequent imposition of lockdown regulations, the immediate expectation was that social movements were destined to enter into a period of latency, or at the very least, invisibility. Given the introduction of severe restrictions on the use of public space, it seemed that Covid-19 had managed to halt the incredibly intense period of global protest that had shaken the world in the Autumn of 2019, with peaks of contestation in places as diverse as Lebanon, Chile, Hong Kong and Catalonia.

Tuesday, 1 February 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Pippa Norris - Online Event
Description

The concept of trustworthiness can be understood to involve an informal social contract where principals authorize others to act on their behalf in the expectation that the agent will fulfill their responsibilities, despite conditions of risk and uncertainty. When evaluating the trustworthiness of political institutions, public judgments are expected to reflect the quality of government procedures, especially the principles of competency, impartiality and integrity.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by James Scott - Online Event
Description

 

Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Start: 1:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Monday, 1 November 2021
Subtitle
Instructor Resul Umit - Online Event
Description

This will be a one-day event, entirely virtual, focusing on R Markdown—a relatively new document type to analyse data and communicate results, in a reproducible and efficient manner (full description attached). By combining code, text, and resultsin a single document, R Markdown allows automation of otherwise manual—therefore tedious, costly to repeat, and error-prone—steps in writing research papers. Therefore, those interested in writing research-based papers, from essays to journal articles, are likely tobenefit from this course.

 

Monday, 1 November 2021
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Sophia Hunger
sophia.hunger [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Maria Petrova (Online Event)
Description

Can bombs and broadcasts instigate resistance against a foreign regime? We examine the canonical case of bombing designed to undermine enemy morale—the Allied bomber offensive against Germany during WWII. Our evidence shows that both air power and the airwaves undermined regime support.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Fabio Ellger (Online Event)
Description

Shifting media diets are increasingly viewed as a key driver of political polarization. In particular, prior research has focused on greater choice between partisan outlets and the rise of online news. This paper sheds light on a heretofore understudied yet equally salient development: the decline of local news. We argue that local news exits can induce polarization by increasing exposure to news about national politics, where partisan and ideological differences are more salient than at the local level.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Rourke O’Brien (Online Event)
Description

 

The decline of manufacturing employment is frequently invoked as a key cause of worsening U.S. population health trends, including rising mortality due to ‘deaths of despair’.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
10 - 11 June 2021
Subtitle
Instructor: Markus Konrad (WZB)
Description

The virtual workshop will focus on geo-spatial vector data handling and computation with R. We will start with geo data visualization and spatial projections. We will then continue with spatial and geometric operations, i.e. spatial subsetting and joining, topological relations (e.g. which points lie in which areas?), centroids, distances, buffers, etc. I will also give some pointers on data sources and APIs for geo data, and a short overview on the numerous file formats used in this field.

10 - 11 June 2021
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Constantin Manuel Bosancianu
manuel.bosancianu [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Milan Svolik
Description

 

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 4 June 2021
Subtitle
Johannes Leutgeb (WZB)
Description

We investigate how human cooperation evolves over two different dimensions of time. Subjects in a laboratory experiment play a high-frequency two-player Cournot-Tullock market game over hundreds of timed periods with and without information about the payoff function. By varying the length of periods across treatments, we generate a data set that is stable in "physical time" (seconds) but varies in "period time".

Friday, 4 June 2021
Start: 12:15 pm

Contact

Contact name
Pola Lehmann
pola.lehmann [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Subtitle
Jonas Wiedner (WZB)
Description

Many employees work in jobs that do not match their level of formal education. Status inconsistency theory (SIT) argues that such mismatches result in stress, dissatisfaction, political alienation, and social withdrawal. However, extant SIT scholarship does not fully appreciate the consequences of an identification problem due to the perfect collinearity among the effects of occupation, education, and their mismatch. I review the literature and show that prior findings depend on implicit theoretical assumptions that are often implausible once spelled out.

Thursday, 20 May 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Pola Lehmann
pola.lehmann [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Hans-Joachim Voth
Description

Can extremism become contagious? Many papers have shown that social control of public actions can lead to sudden transitions from ‘extreme to mainstream’. What is not clear is whether social spillovers can also have first-order effects on private actions, like voting, where persuasion is key. We first build a measure of social interaction frequency using granular data from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic in Hamburg and information on household characteristics.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Katja Salomo
Description

 

Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Start: 2:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 18 December 2020
Description

The Working Group on African Political Economy (WGAPE), founded in 2002, is a network of researchers with deep field research experience that meets regularly to provide structured feedback on in-progress research papers related to the theme of African political economy.

Friday, 18 December 2020
Start: 10:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier / Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Subtitle
Talk by Paul Hünermund (Maastricht University) on work co-authored with Elias Bareinboim (Columbia University)
Description

Thursday, 19 November 2020
Start: 3:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Julio Solis Acre
julio.solis [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Peter Katzenstein via Zoom
Description


This lecture briefly characterizes the core of President Trump's approach to politics; places him into the broader historical context of American ethnonationalism and conservatism; and discuss the contemporary politics of white identity. In the fall of 2020 America finds itself in a profound constitutional crisis that resonates, disconcertingly, with the year 1932 and its different American and German outcomes. History does not repeat itself. But does it rhyme?

Please note that this event takes place in English only with no translation.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Subtitle
WZB Talk by Guillaume Fréchette
Description

Co-authors: Masaki Aoyagi and Sevgi Yuksel

You can find the paper here.

Please note that this event takes place in English only with no translation.

The event is part of the WZB Talks series.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Start: 4:00 pm

Contact

Contact name
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 24 April 2020
Description

The Working Group on African Political Economy (WGAPE), founded in 2002, is a network of researchers with deep field research experience that meets regularly to provide structured feedback on in-progress research papers related to the theme of African political economy. It brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in economics, political science, and other social science disciplines, with a combined focus on field-based research and political economy methods.

Friday, 24 April 2020
Start: 9:15 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier / Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
11 - 12 April 2019
Description

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in economics, political science, and other social science disciplines, with a combined focus on field-based research and political economy methods. The workshop involves in-depth discussions of papers and research designs that are circulated and read in advance, and is ideally suited for feedback on work-in-progress.

Organizers: Ana Garcia-Hernandez, Alexandra Scacco, Michael Seese

11 - 12 April 2019
Start: 8:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier / Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
19 - 20 October 2018
Description

This workshop focuses on the upcoming Horizon 2020 call, “Addressing the challenge of migrant integration through ICT-enabled solutions.” Potential partners from European institutions and a select set of US-based experts in the fields of intergroup contact and migrant integration will gather to address this challenging call.  The workshops H2020 proposal will focus on a social contact metaketa – a multi-site coordinated study with common interventions and measures to help iden

19 - 20 October 2018

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier, Stefanie Roth
metak-ws [at] wzb.eu
23 - 24 February 2018
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

Policies focused on the integration of migrants and refugees are often driven by conventional wisdoms and fear, and there are persistent concerns that integration policies are failing both host communities and migrants in Europe, Africa, and elsewhere. In this context, the research unit Institutions and Political Inequality will host a two-day workshop to bring together practitioners in government, decision-makers from international and non-governmental organizations, and leading researchers in this field.

23 - 24 February 2018
Start: 9:30 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier/ Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
9 - 10 February 2018
Subtitle
Workshop
Description

The Political Economy of Development research area will host a 2-day workshop with a focus on how to conceptualize and measure across countries the multiple dimensions of political inequality between individuals and societal groups. One goal of the workshop is to contribute to the debate surrounding the measurement process for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG #16.7 ("Ensuring responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels").

9 - 10 February 2018
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier/ Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
15 - 16 December 2017
Description

The Political Economy of Development research area will host a joint WZB-Columbia University workshop to present and discuss ongoing research, completed research, and research designs. Presentations by members of the Institutions and Political Inequality research unit and doctoral students at Columbia will include work on gender empowerment in Uganda, bureaucratic organization in Sierra Leone, gender-based violence in Congo, community policing in Papua New Guinea. The workshop takes the form of small group focused discussions on research and will generally not include presentations.

15 - 16 December 2017

Contact

Contact name
Marion Obermaier/Stefanie Roth
ipi.office [at] wzb.eu
Friday, 17 November 2017
Description

The WZB is pleased to support the annual graduate student conference of the Berlin Development Economics Network. This daylong event features presentations of new work on a range of topics including inequality, political voice, migration and remittances as well as a presentation on research transparency in social science.

For more information about the workshop please visit  https://sites.google.com/site/berlindevnetwork/workshop2015

Friday, 17 November 2017
Start: 9:00 am

Contact

Contact name
Vanessa Boese
deneb [at] diw.de