Erik Baltz

I am doctoral researcher as well as lecturer at the chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Greifswald since winter term 2018/19. Currently, I support the research projects of Professor Jahn for instance by optimizing the t-1-convention for the modeling of time in macro-quantitative large- N designs. As a lecturer I conduct courses on government behavior as well as on transferring theoretical concepts in quantitative dimensions. In my doctoral thesis, I am investigating in the questions how the cohesion of political cabinets affects their chances of survival.

Chair of Comparative Politics
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, Room 3.11
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3172
Fax: +49 3834 420 3153

Consultations during summer term 2019 (lecture-free time):
Only by appointment and registration by mail.
Office hours during winter term 2019/20 (lecture time):
Monday-Thursday 9-12 o’clock and 13-16 o’clock Consultations during office hours (registration by mail required)


Since October 2018

Research Associate at the Chair for Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald

October 2017 - September 2018

Student assistance at the Chair for Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald

April 2017 - September 2017

Tutor for Statistics, Junior Professorship for Political Sociology, University of Greifswald

February 2017 - September 2018

Research Assistent at Institute for Political Science and Communication Studies

Research interests
  • Government behaviour
  • Party cohesion
  • Modeling of political processes

Winter term 2018/19Political institutions and its measurements (undergraduate seminar)

Summer term 2019Government performance - formation, duration and practice (graduate seminar)

Winter term 2019/20Of parties and governments (graduate seminar)

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