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Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer!

Welcome to our website! Our main focus is on the international comparison of education systems. Hence, our interests lie within the field of comparative politics, political economy, welfare state research and party politics. Both our research and teaching fall within these fields.

On the following pages you find information on the chair's team, our research, the Emmy-Noether Project "The Politics of Education and Training Reforms in Western Welfare States", and courses taught at our chair.

In the summer term 2014 Dr. Ulrich Glassmann is the chair substitute.


Julian Garritzmann participated in the second Joint Konstanz-Essex Ph.D. Colloquium and presented parts of his dissertation thesis at the University of Essex

Together with Torben Iversen, Marius Busemeyer edited a special issue on "The Political Economy of Skills and Inequality" of the Socio-Economic Review.

Marius Busemeyer, Aurélien Abrassart and Susanne Münn presented the results of their research on social inequality and education and on the atttitudes of women and men on social policies at the annual conference of the Council for European Studies (CES) in Washington D.C.

Marius Busemeyer, Aurélien Abrassart and Erik Neimanns will attend the IDHEAP Conference on "Assessing the social investment strategy" in Lausanne.

In February, Erik Neimanns and Susanne Münn attended the EDAC/ESPANET Winter School "The Social Legitimacy of the Future Welfare State" in Leuven.

Julian Garritzmann was Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, during the fall term. He is now Affiliated Member of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, IQSS.

In cooperation with the OECD, a new research project started at the Chair on Dec 2nd: As part of the larger OECD project "Governing Complex Education Systems", a case study on education governance in Germany will be conducted at our chair.

Prof. Marius Busemeyer is on research leave during the winter term 2013/14 and summer term 2014. Dr. Ulrich Glassmann substitutes his teaching. We warmly welcome Ulrich at our chair and in Konstanz!

More news here.