Social Policy & Intervention (2019 cohort)
Michael is a DPhil student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. His DPhil project is funded by All Souls College and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In his dissertation, Michael is applying natural language processing techniques to measure social and economic policy changes in a fully automatized way. With this novel dataset, he wants to improve our empirical understanding of the determinants and consequences of past social and economic reforms in European countries. His research interests include political economy, economic policy, data science and replicability of empirical studies in the social sciences.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Michael has worked on projects in quantitative economics and political economy at London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University College London and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He holds a MSc in International Political Economy from London School of Economics and a BA from Zeppelin University with a semester abroad at Columbia University. During his studies, he has received multiple scholarships from academic foundations and non-profit organizations. For more information, please have a look at his website (www.michael-ganslmeier.com) , Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-ganslmeier-93b43366/) and Github (https://github.com/MGanslmeier).