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Elias Naumann

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020


Elias Naumann

Elias Naumann completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Mannheim in 2014. He has been a senior researcher at "The Political Economy of Reforms," a Collaborative Research Center (SFB) at the University of Manheim that advances the theoretical and empirical foundations of quantitative research. He was a visiting research fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).

At CES, Naumann will explore the social and political consequences of increasing social inequality and limited social mobility. His project aims at integrating core concepts and principles from behavioral economics, from sociological inequality and life course research, and from institutional theories, into an integrated framework for studying the formation and change of social policy preferences in an age of rising inequality.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Mannheim
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

The dynamics of redistribution preferences in an age of inequality


Political Science