Pascal Siemsen

Pascal Siemsen

Research Assistant / PhD Student

Ruhr-University Bochum


I am a PhD student at the Ruhr-University Bochum. My research interests lie in the fields of social policy, labour markets, political attitudes and voting behaviour The working title of my dissertation is “Policy for Democracy? The Causal Effect of Labour Market Policy on Trust in Government”.


  • Causal Inference
  • Social Policy
  • Political Attitudes
  • Voting Behaviour


  • Master in Political Science, 2016

    University of Bremen

  • Bachelor in Political Science, 2012

    University of Mannheim

Courses Taught

Master LectureResearch MethodsWS21, WS22
Master TutorialResearch MethodsWS21, WS22
Master SeminarModern Causal Analysis in the Social SciencesSS20, SS21
Bachelor TutorialMultivariate Statistical AnalysisSS19, SS20, SS21, SS22
Bachelor TutorialMethods of Empirical Social ResearchWS18,SS19,WS19,WS20