Prof. Dr. Vera Troeger
Professor for Political Science / Comparative Politics
Vera Troeger is on Research Sabbatical.
Please contact my assistant christiane.westendorf"AT"uni-hamburg.de for an appointment.
Short Bio of Vera E. Troeger
(the CV as PDF is avaiable here)
Vera Troeger holds the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the University of Hamburg since 2019. Previously, she was Professor of Quantitative Political Economy in the department of economics at Warwick University, as well as CI of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE). Between 2007 and 2011 she was Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. She previously held positions at the University of Essex, the Max Planck Institute of Economics and the University of Exeter.
Vera Troeger currently serves as president of the European Political Science Association as well as the diversity committee of the EPSA.
She is the founding editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the EPSA – Political Science Research and Methods, and served as associate editor for one of the most highly ranked journals in political science – Political Analysis. From January 2021 she will take over as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politics, on of the top 3 journals in Political Science.
She also serves on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Research and the Journal of European Public Policy. In addition, she was an executive council member of the Midwest Political Science Association and currently the European Political Science Association.
Her research interests lie at the intersection between international and comparative political economy, labour economics, as well as applied quantitative data analysis and political methodology.
In particular she studies the impact of parental leave policies on productivity, career development, and the gender pay gap as well as economic policy diffusion and spill-overs of monetary and tax policy. In addition, she contributes to the field of quantitative political methodology, especially pooled cross-section time series analysis, the trade-off between bias and efficiency in finite sample econometrics and endogeneity issues.
She published papers on occupational maternity benefits and academic career paths, external effects of currency unions, monetary policy autonomy, international tax competition, time invariant and rarely changing variables in pooled data analysis, budgetary party politics, war and stock market reactions in the American Journal of Political Science, the European Journal for Political Research, the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, European Union Politics, Political Analysis, and the Journal of Public Policy.
- To P or not to P? The Usefulness of P-values in Quantitative Political Science Research, Swiss Political Science Review, forthcoming.
- Case selection and causal inferences in qualitative comparative Research, PLOS ONE, with Thomas Plümper and Eric Neumayer. Access HERE on FirstView. (published on 24 July 2019)
- Bargaining over Maternity Pay: Evidence from UK Universities, forthcoming Journal of Public Policy, with Mariaelisa Epifanio. Access HERE on FirstView.
- Which Way Now? Economic Policy after a Decade of Upheaval. A CAGE Policy Report.
- Not so Harmless After All: The Fixed-Effects Model, Political Analysis 27(1), 21-45, with Thomas Plümper
Other publications: PDF
Articles in peer reviewed journals: PDF
Working papers: PDF
Book chapters and book projects: PDF
- President of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) for the 2019–2021 term
- Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politics - since January 2021
- Founder of AcaFemia - Association for female academics in the social sciences
- Member of the editorial boards of American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Research and the Journal of European Public Policy