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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Daria Tisch

Daria Tisch
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-228
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


Research Interests

Economic inequalities; wealth inequality; superrich; gender inequalities; family sociology; survey experiments; quantitative methods

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Tisch, Daria. 2020. "My Gain or Your Loss? Changes in within-Couple Relative Wealth and Partners’ Life Satisfaction." European Sociological Review, published online November 23, 2020.  
Tisch, Daria, and Philipp Lersch. 2020. "Distributive Justice in Marriage: Experimental Evidence on Beliefs about Fair Savings Arrangements." Journal of Marriage and Family, published online June 20, 2020.  
Lutter, Mark, Karlijn Roex, and Daria Tisch. 2020. "Anomie or Imitation? The Werther  
Effect of Celebrity Suicides on Suicide Rates in 34 OECD Countries, 1960–2014
." Social Science and Medicine 246.  
Lutter, Mark, Daria Tisch, and Jens Beckert. 2018. "Social Explanations of Lottery Play:  
New Evidence Based on National Survey Data
." Journal of Gambling Studies 34:  



April 2021-present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2019-2021 Teaching assistant, University of Cologne
2017-2021 PhD student, Sociology, Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
2017-2021 Research associate, Research Group "Accumulation of Personal Wealth in Couples: Individual Resources and Gender Inequalities in Intimate Relationships", University of Cologne & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
2014-2017 MSc Sociology and Empirical Social Research, University of Cologne
2013-2014 Erasmus student, Political Science and Social Research, Cardiff University, Wales
2011-2014 BA Governance and Public Policy, University of Passau


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2020: ECSR Network Workshop Grant, European Consortium for Sociological Research  
2015: Dean’s Award, awarded to the top 5 % students on the M.Sc. Programme „Sociology and Empirical Social Research“, University of Cologne  
2011–2017: Fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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