Lorenz von Stein Award for outstanding thesis on political representation

Political scientist Dr. Lukas Stötzer receives this year's Lorenz von Stein Award for an outstanding dissertation in the social sciences at the University of Mannheim. His thesis is titled "Spatial model of voting: Citizens with inconsistent, persuadable and endogenous policy preferences". Lukas Stötzer is currently guest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is an MZES External Fellow. He is involved as a researcher in project B2.16 "Pre-electoral Coalition Strategies" under the direction of Professor Thomas Gschwend.

Main purpose of the Lorenz von Stein Foundation is the support of the MZES and of the Mannheim social sciences in general. The prize money of the annual outstanding dissertation award is 1,000 Euro.

(see PDF below for full press release in German, dated June 30, 2016)