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Simon Ellerbrock, M.A.

Simon Ellerbrock, M.A.
University of Mannheim
Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
A 5, 6
Building A – Room 208
68159 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

Profil

Simon Ellerbrock is a research associate in the project “German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)” at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES) and a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Heidelberg and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the Goethe University Frankfurt. Furthermore, he spent a semester at the University of Warsaw, and attended courses on quantitative methods at the National University of Singapore and the University of Essex. During his studies he worked as a conflict analyst for the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research and a as a student assistant at the Chair of Empirical Democracy Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on the spatial dimension of voting behavior and public opinion. 

Research Interests:

  • Voting Behavior
  • Political Geography
  • Statistical modeling
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Small Area Estimation

Curriculum vitae

  • Academic and Professional Career

    Since 02/2021 Research Associate, Chair of Political Science, Political Sociology, University of Mannheim
    Since 06/2018 Research associate in the project “German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)” at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
    09/2014-04/2018 Master studies of political science at the Goethe University Frankfurt (M.A. thesis title: ‘Estimating Trust of Religious Minorities Using Multilevel Regression and Poststratification’)
    03/2016-04/2017 Research assistant at the chair of Empirical Democracy Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt
    03/2011-03/2017 Conflict analyst and regional coordinator at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK)
    09/2015-03/2016 Semester abroad at the University of Warsaw
    10/2010-09/2014 Bachelor studies of political science and sociology at the University of Heidelberg
  • Publications

    Ellerbrock, Simon: Book Review: Populism, nativism, and economic uncertainty. Playing the blame game in the 2017 British, French, and German Elections. Democratization (online first).

    Ellerbrock, Simon and Peter Hachemer. 2014. No Peace in Sight. Ruperto Carola Research Magazine: Heidelberg.

    Conflict descriptions and global analyses in the conflict barometers 2011-2015. Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK).

    Ellerbrock, Simon, Fiona Byrne, Lars Dittrich, Peter Hachemer, Elza Martinez and Imran Syed (Eds.). 2012. Conflict Barometer 2012. Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK): Heidelberg.

  • Conference Presentations

    A Bayesian Method for Evidence Synthesis in Political Science. Research Colloquium at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics, Köln. 12 November 2019. (co-authored with Lion Behrens and Rebecca Kuipers)

    Wer wird eigentlich befragt? Eine 5-Ebenen Ausfallanalyse von Survey- Respondenten anhand eines Fallbeispiels. 21. Jahrestagung der Fachgruppe “Methoden der Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft” der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK). Universität Greifswald, Deutschland. (co-authored with Christiane Grill)

    Bayesian evaluation of informative hypotheses for synthesizing evidence from diverse statistical models. 9th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association. 22 June 2019. Belfast, United Kingdom. (co-authored with Lion Behrens and Rebecca Kuipers)

    The Effect of Local Context on Citizens’ Attitudes toward Immigration Policy. 9th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association. 23 June 2019. Belfast, United Kingdom.

    Estimating the Opinion of Religious Minority Groups Using Bayesian Multilevel Models with Poststratification. 9th Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association. 22 June 2019. Belfast, United Kingdom. (co-authored with Traunmüller and Christopher Claassen)