I am JFK Memorial Fellow 2019-20 at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University and a post-doctoral researcher at the Collaborative Research Center 884 "The Political Economy of Reforms" at the University of Mannheim. In spring 2016 I spend 4 months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the ERC-Project "Willing to Pay? Testing Institutionalist Theory with Experiments" at the European University Institute in Florence.
Previously, I studied sociology and economics in Leipzig (until 2009). From 2010-2014 I was a PhD-student at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim. In my dissertation, I examined theoretically and empirically whether societal developments such as population ageing or financial crises affect the way how people form and change their attitudes towards the welfare state.
My research interests are related to political sociology, comparative political economy, welfare state preferences, behavioural economics and survey methodology. One main contribution of my work is the use of innovative (experimental) research designs to study attitude change. I have contributed questionnaires to several waves of the German Internet Panel (e.g. repeated modules of project A6, GIP Reforms Monitor) and successfully applied for data collection in the LISS panel and the Norwegian Citizen Panel.
Everybody for Future? Together with Sebastian Koos (University Konstanz), we analyse public support for the young climate movement in Germany - a long version of this research report can be found here.
People want to sanction unemployed 50+ almost as much as younger ones for refusing a job - especially in ageing countries. Read our new article (online first) in European Societies.
Public support for sanctioning older unemployed - a survey experiment in 21 European countries.
Prosocial Behavior Across Professional Boundaries - new paper provides experimental evidence on how physicians, nurses, and student nurses allocate monetary endowments between themselves.
Liebe, U., Naumann, E., & Tutic, A. (2019). Prosocial Behavior Across Professional Boundaries: Experimental Evidence From Hospitals. SAGE Open.
New edited book focuses on the role of public opinion and organized interests in respect to policy change. "Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below - Comparing Public Attitudes and Organized Interests in Britain and Germany", eds. Bernhard Ebbinghaus & Elias Naumann
from Sept 2019 until July 2020:
Center for European Studies
Adolphus Busch Hall,
27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
- room 416 -
+1 617 998 5400
University of Mannheim
SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms"
- 3rd floor, room 343 -