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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Erik Neimanns

Dr. Erik Neimanns
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-242
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

Comparative political economy; welfare states; party competition; public opinion; macroeconomic policies; education policies; social investment

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Neimanns, Erik. 2020. "Unequal Benefits: Diverging Attitudes? Analysing the Effects of an Unequal Expansion of Childcare Provision on Attitudes towards Maternal Employment across 18 European Countries." Journal of Public Policy, published online January 7, 2020 (also see a related blog post, published on Cambridge Core blog).  
Garritzmann, Julian L., Marius Busemeyer, and Erik Neimanns. 2018. "Public Demand for Social Investment: New Supporting Coalitions for Welfare State Reform in Western Europe?" Journal of European Public Policy 25 (6): 844-861.  
Neimanns, Erik, Marius Busemeyer, and Julian L. Garritzmann. 2018. "How Popular Are Social Investment Policies Really? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Eight Western European Countries." European Sociological Review 34 (3): 238-253.  
Busemeyer, Marius, and Erik Neimanns. 2017. "Conflictive Preferences towards Social Investments and Transfers in Mature Welfare States: The Cases of Unemployment Benefits and Childcare Provision." Journal of European Social Policy 27 (3): 229-246.  
Neimanns, Erik. 2017. Public Opinion and Social Investment: How Political-Institutional Context Shapes Support and Opposition towards Expanding Childcare. PhD thesis, University of Konstanz.



Oct. 2018-present Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany
2013-2017 PhD, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz, Germany
2006-2012 Diploma, Economics and Political Science, University of Cologne and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina


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