Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2006
    Studied political and administrative science (Diplom degree) at the University of Konstanz, Germany; semester abroad at the University of Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2006 – 2009
    Research Associate on the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Patterns of democracy in the German federal states and their political, social and socioeconomic effects" at the University of Konstanz

  • 2009
    Doctorate at the University of Konstanz

  • Since 2009
    Senior Research Associate at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany

  • Since 2010
    Head of the research data centre "Elections" at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim

Selected publications

  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2013): Towards a gender-equal bundestag? The impact of electoral rules on women's representation. In: West European Politics, 36 / 5, p. 969-985. DOI

  • Eder, Christina (2010): Ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg? Gibt es ein Patenrezept für Volksentscheide in den deutschen Bundesländern?. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Vol. 6, Nr. 3, pp. 43-67.

  • Eder, Christina; Vatter, Adrian; Freitag, Markus (2009): Institutional design and the use of direct democracy: evidence from the German Länder. In: West European Politics, Vol. 32, Nr. 3, pp. 611-633.

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