I am 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.
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.
Does mentioning its costs, i.e. taxes, affect support for the welfare state? New article in Societies provides evidence from a series of survey experiments in the German Internet Panel.
Naumann, E. Tax Constraints, Social Policy Preferences, and Support for Redistribution. Societies , 8, 46.
How attitudes towards highly skilled and low-skilled immigration in Europe have changed.
Recent article in the European Journal of Political Research presents results from survey experiments in 15 European countries
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
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