Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute 2012

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Summer Institute 2012, June 22 – July 6

EITM Europe announces the 4th Summer Institute at the University of Mannheim. Over the past years EITM has become the summer institute with the largest worldwide network among  young academics interested in the highest standard of scholarly research. EITM is training a new generation of political scientists and political economists, who are interested in integrating theoretical and empirical research to advance our understanding in politics. Outside Europe EITM takes place only at the most distinguished universities in two formats, an alternating with Harvard (2002), Michigan (2003, 2006 and 2009), Duke (2004 and 2008), UC-Berkeley (2005, 2010), UCLA (2007) and Chicago (2011), and a regular format at WashU (since 2002). A typical feature of EITM is that outstanding senior scholars teach the advanced program and thereby create a worldwide network among EITM participants.

Like in previous years EITM Europe will offer tailored classes at the highest scholarly level. Except for the three days lasting refresher class, all classes include a five days program, starting on Monday morning and ending on Friday afternoon (from 9 to 12am, and from 1 to 5pm). The complete program encompasses a refresher course in mathematics and R, followed by the foundations class in game theory and Bayesian statistics, and a choice for an advanced class in either quantal response modeling and experiments or legislative and textual analysis. For former EITM and/or more specialized scholars, we also offer to join these classes separately. Under the direction of Thomas König, the teachers include Randy Calvert (WashU), Martin Elff (Essex), Mark Fey (Rochester), Will Lowe (Mannheim), Andrew Martin (WashU) and Sven-Oliver Proksch (Mannheim). The application deadline is 31st March 2012.



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