Dr. Erik Neimanns

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Portrait

Erik Neimanns (*1985) studied economics and political science at the University of Cologne and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). The topic of his diploma thesis was "Party Competition and Political Corruption in Eastern Europe". During his studies he worked as a student assistant at the Chair of Comparative Politics of Prof. Dr. André Kaiser. One of the projects he was involved in was the preparation of a research group on "Time Horizons of Democratic Politics". Since April 2013 he is a research assistant at the Chair of Political Science (with a focus on Policy Analysis and Political Theory) of Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer. He works in the project "Investing in Education in Europe: Attitudes, Politics and Policies" (INVEDUC), funded by a ERC Starting Grant. In May 2017, he received his PhD with a dissertation on "Public opinion and social investment: How political-institutional context shapes support and opposition towards expanding childcare".

Research interests

Political economy, welfare states, party competition, public opinion, family policies, education policies, social investment

Dissertation project: "Public opinion and social investment: How political-institutional context shapes support and opposition towards expanding childcare" (completed in May 2017)

- for a summary, see  GESIS SOFISwiki

- the introductory chapter can be accessed here