Thomas Plümper is Professor of Quantitative Social Research at the Vienna University of Economics. Before coming to Vienna in 2015 he was Professor of Government at the University of Essex and Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. He is also co-founder of the  European Political Science Association and currently EPSA's Vice-President. He works on applied research methodology in diverse areas including national disaster research and international and comparative political economy.


Plümper holds a Ph.D. from the Free University of Berlin and a habilation from the University of Konstanz. He was fellow at the EUI in Florence, Trinity College in Dublin, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, and Peace Research Institute in Oslo.


Plümper works on social science methodology and applied quantitative social science -- including research on natural disasters, political economy, terrorism and counterterrorism, public health...  He has published in diverse journals including Global Environmental Change, International Organization, Political Analysis, American Journal of Political Science, Political Science Research and Methods, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, and many more.




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