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I am a political scientist with research interests in comparative politics, political behaviour, and political methodology. In the first two areas I focus on electoral behaviour, political attitudes and behaviour in Germany, the relation between social structure and politics, and on political knowledge and political sophistication. My methodological research interests focus on the spatial modelling of party manifestos, survey research methodology in general, computational statistics and on ecological inference. On these topics I have published a monograph, a variety of book chapters as well as research articles in Acta Politica, Electoral Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, German Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Analysis.

On this website you will find links to publications and working papers that emerged from these research interests. You will also find some add-on packages I wrote for R, the excellent open-source software package and programming language for data analysis and graphics.

Since September 2012 I am working as Akademischer Rat at the Department of Political and Administrative Science of the University of Konstanz.

Before, I worked as a DAAD lecturer at the Department of Government of the University of Essex, where I taught European and German Politics.

My full CV can be found here.

My postal address is Other ways to contact me
Dr. Martin Elff Phone: +49 7531 88 2598
Fachbereich Politik und Email: Martin.Elff 'at' uni-konstanz.de
Universität Konstanz
Postal Box D84 Room 306a
Universitätsstr. 10 Universitätsstr. 10
78457 Konstanz 78464 Konstanz
Germany Germany