Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Europe

A joint initiative of the University of Mannheim and NASP

The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute is a training program, developed in the United States for graduate students and junior faculty, on the development and application of research designs that integrate theoretical models with empirical research with the purpose of advancing our understanding of politics. The EITM Europe is a similar program, based in Europe and created by Thomas König of the University of Mannheim, Germany.


Online Edition of EITM Europe 2021

Text As Data: Theory and Application

Free participation, subject to conditions

The 2021 edition of EITM Europe will take place from 14 June to 25 June 2021 on an online platform. It is directed by Thomas König (University of Mannheim) in collaboration with Fabio Franchino (NASP-University of Milan).

The program provides an introduction to the most recent developments in quantitative textual analysis and with a particular focus on linking applications with theory. It starts with basic concepts regarding the theoretical foundations and the statistical evaluation of theoretical models. The courses will be taught by leading scholars in four modules (plus a refresher course).

The faculty includes James Lo (University of Southern California), Thomas Bräuninger (University of Mannheim), Ken Benoit (LSE), and Nicole Baerg (University of Essex). 

Attendance to the online edition of EITM 2021 is free of charge. However, participants must apply and participation may be subject to conditions depending on the number of attendees.

The application deadline is the 1 May 2021.

Please apply using the online application form here. Applications that arrive after the deadline will not be considered.

The full program is available here.

For further information, please contact Edda Orlandi at eitmeu nasp.eu.

The EITM Europe summer institute is supported by the University of Mannheim, the University of Milan, the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP), the  ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice, and the European Political Science Association (EPSA).