EITM Europe Summer School 2011 at the University of Mannheim (ECPR Standing Group Summer School)

Dear colleague,

I am very happy to announce the 3rd Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Europe Summer School which will take place at the University
of Mannheim in June/July 2011. The objective of EITM is to evaluate the explanatory power of theoretical models and to equip junior researchers with
the most sophisticated tools of analysis that enable them to conduct their research at the highest scholarly level.

Andrew Martin and Randy Calvert (WashU) will teach the Theoretical and Methodological Foundation classes, followed by Michael Laver (New York
University) on Agent Based Modeling. Will Lowe and Sven-Oliver Proksch (University of Mannheim) will teach the final class on Quantitative Analysis
of Political Texts. Additionally, we offer a refresher course in Mathematics and R taught by Martin Elff (Essex).

Tuition fees will be 1.000 Euros plus 500 Euros for accommodation. This year’s EITM Europe Summer School is listed as ECPR Standing Group Summer
School (http://www.ecprnet.eu/summerschools/summerschools_standing_groups.asp). As such, participants may apply for ECPR Travel and Accommodation Grants. For
further information we kindly refer to http://www.ecprnet.eu/funding/summer_school_travel_grant.asp.

The previous EITM Europe Summer schools have attracted ambitious junior researchers who have received an excellent training and new insights into
formal models and their empirical evidence in Political Science and Political Economy. The deadline for applications is on 4 April 2011.
Applicants from non-US or non-EU universities please regard that due to the time processing Visa issues may take it may be reasonable to apply early

You will find further information on our website http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de and are encouraged to contact us with any
questions (eitm@uni-mannheim.de).


Thomas König