Arndt Leininger

I am a research fellow at the Chairs for Public Policy and Empirical Political Science at the University of Mainz and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. My areas of research are in comparative politics and applied quantitative methods. I am interested in direct democracy, turnout, election forecasting, economic voting and electoral studies more broadly. My work has been published in Political Science Research and Methods, Research and Politics and German Politics, amongst others. I am also a founding member and current board member of CorrelAid, a student-led data science non-profit. I hold an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor's degree in political science from Free University Berlin. From 2012 to 2013 I worked as parliamentary aide in the German Bundestag. I tweet about political science, citizen participation, data analysis and football using the handle @a_leininger. #DirectDemocracy #rstats #echteliebe


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Institute for Political Science
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz, Germany
leininger [at] politik [dot] uni - mainz [dot] de


Hertie School of Governance
Friedrichstr. 180
10117 Berlin, Germany
a [dot] leininger [at] phd [dot] hertie - school [dot] org