Thomas Plümper is Professor of Quantitative Social Research at the Vienna University of Economics, Department of Socioeconomics. Between 2010 and 2015 he was the Director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. Before joining the Vienna University of Economics he was Professor of Government at the University of Essex and Associate Professor for International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Konstanz. He also held visiting positions and fellowships at Trinity College Dublin, the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, the European University Institute, Florence, CAGE, University of Warwick, PRIO, Oslo, and the University of Pittsburgh.
Prof. Plümper’s main areas of research are social science methodology and comparative and international political economy. His work has been published in leading journals in political science, public health, geography, and public administration. The book Robustness Tests for Quantitative Research (with Eric Neumayer) has been published with Cambridge University Press and discusses research designs and strategies for dealing with model uncertainty. Plümper has occasionally served as consultant for governmental organizations and international organizations.