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Research focuses

Social Science Methods, Party Competition, Political Parties

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2016 Associate Editor, American Political Science Review
  • Since 2016 Professor for Methods of Comparative Political Research, University of Cologne
  • 2015-2016 Paternity leave
  • 2013-2016 Professor for Political Science, Qualitative Methods at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science (BIGSSS), University of Bremen
  • 2013-2016 Adjunct Professor, Jacobs University Bremen
  • 2013-2013 Visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessur, W2) for Methods for Empirical Political Science (Prof. Achim Goerres) at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • 2009-2013 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor, W1) for Comparative Social Research at the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (CGS), University of Cologne (on leave of absence during summer term 2013)
  • 2008-2009 Research associate, project The dynamics of interparty competition, Chair for Comparative Politics, Prof. André Kaiser, University of Cologne
  • 2007-2008 Research associate, project The quality of macrodata in the social sciences, Chair for Empirical Social and Economic Research, Prof. Hans-Jürgen Andreß, University of Cologne
  • 2003-2007 Research associate, International tax policy project, Prof. Philipp Genschel, Collaborative Research Center Transformations of the State, Jacobs University
  • 2003-2007 PhD studies at the Jacobs University, PhD in Political Science
  • 1997-2003 Studies in Political Science at the University of Konstanz Diplom (equivalent to M.A.) in Politics and Management

Selected publications

  • Behrens, Lion and Ingo Rohlfing (2018): Not so different in present attitudes and behaviour, but expected future membership: A technical replication of a study of party youth in six European democracies. Research & Politics (online only, https://doi.org/10.1177/2053168018764876)
  • Rohlfing, Ingo (2018): Power and false negatives in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): Foundations, simulation and estimation for empirical studies. Political Analysis 26 (1): 72-89
  • Rohlfing, Ingo and Carsten Q. Schneider (2018): A unifying framework for causal analysis in set-theoretic multi-method research. Sociological Methods & Research 47 (1): 37-63
  • Kuehn, David and Ingo Rohlfing (2016): Are There Really Two Cultures? A Pilot Study on the Application of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Political Science. European Journal of Political Research 55 (4): 885-905
  • Ingo Rohlfing and Carsten Q. Schneider (2015): A unifying framework for causal analysis in set-theoretic multi-method research. Sociological Methods & Research. forthcoming.
  • (2015): Asset or liability? The influence of changes in party membership on party ideology. Party Politics 21 (1): 17-27
  • (2014): Comparative hypothesis testing via process tracing. Sociological Methods & Research 43 (4): 606-642
  • (2008): What you see and what you get: Pitfalls and principles of nested analysis in comparative research. Comparative Political Studies 41 (11): 1492-1514