Public event

Workshop: Political economy in the computational age

 

What was once a fundamental problem for scholars of political economy - the scarcity and inaccessibility of relevant information - has turned into an abundance of data. This opens avenues for new perspectives on political behavior. The workshop brings together researchers from various subfields who work on topics as diverse as communication of political elites or attitudes in times of war. What is common to all presented research is the innovative use of data and computational methods to tackle new as well as classic questions from a  political economy perspective. The Hertie School's Political Economy cluster invites everyone who is interested to join the workshop and participate in lively discussions! 

 

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Words of welcome by the organizers

Christian Traxler, Professor of Economics at the Hertie School of Governance. Using experimental policy evaluation approaches, he studies questions in public and behavioural economics, with a focus on tax evasion and enforcement.

Julian Wucherpfennig, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Security at the Hertie School of Governance. His research focuses on the strategic nature of political violence and conflict processes, especially ethnic civil war and terrorism. 

Simon Munzert, Lecturer in Political Data Science at the Hertie School of Governance. His research interests include public opinion, political representation, and the use of new media in politics. 

Speakers

Anselm Rink, Chair of Political Economy, University of Konstanz

Denis Cohen, Doctoral Researcher, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Hanna Schwander, Professor of Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance

Julian Wucherpfennig, Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Security, Hertie School of Governance

Livia Schubiger, Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics (Conflict and Peace Research), London School of Economics

Maja Adena, Research Fellow of the Research Unit Economics of Change, Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB Berlin)

Pablo Barberá, Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science, London School of Economics

Simon Munzert, Lecturer in Political Data Science at the Hertie School of Governance