Konstantin Käppner

GSDS

I'm a PhD Student at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences, with a specialization in Information Processing and Statistical Analysis. My PhD project tries to disentangle endogeneous dynamics in turnout and voting. Specifically, I am trying to explain the extent to which and reasons why some individuals repeat their turnout decision or vote choice while others do not. To do so, I apply novel dynamic panel data methods and longitudinal Item-Response techniques to different kinds of voter data. My dissertation is under supervision of Susumu Shikano.

Apart from that, I am interested in the development of flexible unfolding scaling techniques for respondent preferences in surveys and questions of political representation and interest groups.

I hold a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from the University of Konstanz and have been a visiting student, research intern and researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, at the German Socio-economic Panel Study at the Deutsche Insititut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin and at Duke University North Carolina.

Publications

Shikano, Susumu and Konstantin Käppner. (2016). Valenz im ideologischen Parteienwettbewerb während des Bundestagswahlkampfes 2013. In Harald Schoen and Bernhard Weßels (eds.) Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013. Heidelberg: Springer-VS, p. 245–270 (in German).

Kroh, Martin and Konstantin Käppner. (2016). Die Wirkung der Wahlbeteiligung auf das politische Interesse von Erstwählern. In Harald Schoen and Berhnard Weßels (eds.) Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013. Heidelberg: Springer-VS, p. 371–397 (in German).

Kroh, Martin, Konstantin Käppner, and Simon Kühne. (2014). Sampling, Nonresponse, and Weighting in the 2011 and 2012 Refreshment Samples J and K of the SocioEconomic Panel. SOEP Survey Papers, No. 260.