EITM Europe 2020 – Application Form

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Europe Summer Institute
June 22 – July 3, 2020

Text As Data: Theory and Application

The Empirical Implication of Theoretical Models 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.

The 2020 edition of EITM Europe will take place from June 22 until July 3 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy. 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).

The EITM Europe 2020 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).

Supported by the CARIPLO Foundation, NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies) invites applications to the Young Investigator Scholarships Program for EITM Europe 2020. The scholarship covers accommodation costs and participation fees to support the participation of young researchers working in non-Italian research institutions. More information can be found here and on the NASP’s website. For further questions, please contact Margherita Bordignon at eitmeu@nasp.eu.

The application deadline for the EITM 2020 summer institute is May 1, 2020. Applications that arrive after the deadline will not be considered. Tuition depends on the chosen package. The fee ranges between £900 (= 1000 Euros) for two weeks (four modules) and £250 (= 300 Euros) for one single course.

EITM Summer Programme – Turin

Please apply for all Mannheim courses using the online application below.

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