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Thomas Plümper

Univ.Prof. Dr. Thomas Plümper

Univ.Prof. Dr. Thomas Plümper

Head of Institute

Thomas Plümper is Professor of Quantitative Social Research. He received a Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin and his Habilitation from the University of Konstanz. He was postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Assistant and Associate Professor in Konstanz, and Professor of Government at the University of Essex. Plümper was Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, the European University Institute, the University of Pittsburgh, and Trinity College Dublin. Plümper has published widely on political economy, public policy, and social science methodology. His research focuses on hierarchical models, model uncertainty and robustness, and natural disasters. He is the author of three books including Robustness Tests for Quantitative Research (with Eric Neumayer). He is currently working on a book on the manipulation of empirical results. He is co-founder, Vice-President and Treasurer of the European Political Science Association.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Neumayer, E., & Plümper, T. (2007). The gendered nature of natural disasters: The impact of catastrophic events on the gender gap in life expectancy, 1981–2002. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 97(3), 551-566.

Plümper, T., & Troeger, V. E. (2007). Efficient estimation of time-invariant and rarely changing variables in finite sample panel analyses with unit fixed effects. Political Analysis, 15(2), 124-139.

Neumayer, E., & Plümper, T. (2017). Robustness tests for quantitative research. Cambridge University Press.