Marcel Neunhoeffer

Year: 2016

Center: Social Sciences

Supervisor: Thomas Gschwend

Marcel Neunhoeffer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Governance and Public Policy – with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in Economics – from the University of Passau. In 2011 he spent one semester abroad at Illinois State University, USA.  In 2013 and 2014 he worked on two election campaigns. Then, he joined the M.A. Political Science at the University of Mannheim in Fall 2014. Alongside his studies in Mannheim he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, worked for a Field Experiment at the MZES and for the state ministry in Baden-Württemberg. For his Master’s thesis he implemented a field experiment within a major campaign to test the effect of direct mail on voting behavior.

Research interests:

  • Election campaigns
  • Voting behavior
  • Coalition formation
  • Methods in the Political Sciences (esp. Experiments and Field Experiments)



  • Breznau, N., Rinke, E. M., Wuttke, A., Nguyen, H. H. V., Adem, M., Adriaans, J., Alvarez-Benjumea, A., Andersen, H. K., Auer, D., Azevedo, F., Bahnsen, O., Balzer, D., Bauer, G., Bauer, P. C., Baumann, M., Baute, S., Benoit, V., Bernauer, J., Berning, C., Berthold, A., Bethke, F. S., Biegert, T., Blinzler, K., Blumenberg, J. N., Bobzien, L., Bohman, A., Bol, T., Bostic, A., Brzozowska, Z., Burgdorf, K., Burger, K., Busch, K. B., Carlos-Castillo, J., Chan, N., Christmann, P., Connelly, R., Czymara, C., Damian, E., Ecker, A., Edelmann, A., Eger, M. A., Ellerbrock, S., Forke, A., Forster, A., Gaasendam, C., Gavras, K., Gayle, V., Gessler, T., Gnambs, T., Godefroidt, A., Grömping, M., Groß, M., Gruber, S., Gummer, T., Hadjar, A., Heisig, J. P., Hellmeier, S., Heyne, S., Hirsch, M., Hjerm, M., Hochman, O., Hövermann, A., Hunger, S., Hunkler, C., Huth, N. & Ignácz, Z (2022). Observing many researchers using the same data andhypothesis reveals a hidden universe of uncertainty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America : PNAS, 119(44, Article e2203150119), 1–8.
  • Gschwend, T., Müller, K., Munzert, S., Neunhoeffer, M. & Stoetzer, L. F. (2022). The Zweitstimme model: A dynamic forecast of the 2021 German federal election. PS : Political Science & Politics, 55(1), 85–90.



Marcel Neunhoeffer, M.A.

Marcel Neunhoeffer, M.A.

PhD Candidate and Research Associate
University of Mannheim
Chair of Political Science, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building B – Room B 226
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–2542
Fax: +49 621 181–3699
E-mail: mneunhoe
Web: Personal Website
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 4:00–5:30 p.m.