2014 Chapel Hill Expert Survey Data

  • CC0 Public Domain CC0 Public Domain

The Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) has made public its most recent data for 2014. LIEPP Assistant Professor, Jan Rovny, serves as a principal investigator on the project, the results of which have contributed to several projects under LIEPP's Evaluation of Democracy (EvalDem) Research Group.

CHES History: The Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) is an academic project started in 1999 at the Department of Political Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It collects policy and ideological stances of the leadership of national political parties for all member states of the European Union (EU), as well as for EU candidate countries, Norway, and Switzerland. The first survey was conducted in 1999, with subsequent waves in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. The number of countries increased from 14 Western European countries in 1999 to 24 current or prospective EU members in 2006 to 31 countries in 2014. In this time, the number of national parties grew from 143 to 268. The data can be connected to previous surveys reaching back to 1984.

Objective: CHES data serve three main purposes. First, the surveys monitor the ideological positioning of parties on a general left–right dimension and, since 1999, also on the economic left–right and the social left–right dimension (‘new politics’ or green/alternative/libertarian (GAL) to traditional/authoritarian/nationalist (TAN) dimension). Second, the surveys bring together data on party stances towards the EU. Third, the data measure party stances on various specific policy issues, such as such as immigration, redistribution, decentralization, and environmental policy. 

LIEPP & CHES: Closely connected to the aims of the EvalDem axis of LIEPP, CHES data have allowed researchers to investigate dynamic trends in party positions, and track the relationships between the ideological placement of parties, their position on European integration, and on other preferences on particular policy issues. Specific EvalDem publications have used the CHES data, for example, in evaluating the role of ethnic minority politics on the formation of democratic party systems in Eastern Europe, as well as in assessing the impact of immigration on party competition in Eastern Europe. Ongoing EvalDem projects are using the CHES data to estimate political responses to the economic crisis in Europe.

The core of the CHES questionnaire consists of five sets of items:

(1) general party positioning on the left–right dimension, (2) party positioning on economic left–right, (3) party positioning on the GAL–TAN dimension, (4) general party positioning on European integration, and (5) positioning on specific policy issues.

The current CHES research team consists of the following scholars

Ryan Bakker, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Jelle Koedam, Filip Kostelka, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Gijs Schumacher, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Vachudova

For details and data, see: chesdata.eu 
Tags :

Journée d'étude doctorale

12 janvier 2016
  • Actualité Sciences PoActualité Sciences Po

Journée d’étude doctorale

de l’axe « Discriminations et inégalités sociales » du LIEPP


Mardi 12 janvier 2016

Salle Goguel 

27 rue Saint Guillaume - 75007 Paris


Organisée par Morgane Laouenan (LIEPP/CNRS), Anne Revillard (LIEPP/OSC) et Mirna Safi (OSC). 

Le 12 janvier, le Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d'évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP) organise une journée d'étude interdisciplinaire ouvertes à tous les doctorants de Sciences Po intéressés par les questions de Discriminations et d'inégalités. Le programme est en pièce jointe et les étudiants sont invités à s'inscrire en utilisant le formulaire suivant: http://bit.ly/JE-Discri 

Urban economics seminar: P. Cheshire & J-C Prager

Dec.18, 2015
  • Urban Economics and Urban Policy Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom Urban Economics and Urban Policy Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom


Urban economics seminar: Session 8

Friday December 18, 2015


Room H402 

Sciences Po, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

Attendance is free, open untill full.
Interested participants should register on this link




Paul Cheshire 
(Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, LSE)

Presentation title: "Iconic Design" as Deadweight loss: Rent acquisition by design in the constrained London office Market", joint paper with Gerard Dericks (University of Oxford & SERC-LSE) 


An economist by training, Paul Cheshire is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at LSE. He is also an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and of the Weimer School. He has been Professor of Urban Economics at the University of Reading.

He has a strong interest in policy analysis and policy related fields like urban development, housing and land markets. His most recent book is Urban Economics and Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom, Edward Elgar (2014) together with Henry Overman and Max Nathan.



Jean-Claude Prager  
(Director of Economic Studies - Société du Grand Paris) 

Presentation title: "Les enjeux économiques du Grand Paris Express", Revue  de l'OFCE , n°143 , Novembre 2015  




Quality of Government & Development Policy

w/ Bo Rothstein, Nov. 18, 2015
  • Actualité Sciences PoActualité Sciences Po

Quality of Government and Development Policy

Professor Bo Rothstein

Wednesday 18 November 2015

15:45 welcome coffee


Room Lavau
Sciences Po, 98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

Please Note: Only registered attendees will be allowed into Sciences Po.
Your name will be verified at the entrance and you must show a valid form of identification.

Entrance is free with limited seating.

Please register here to confirm your attendance

LIEPP seminar, organised by the “Evaluation of Democracy” Research Group

Bo Rothstein holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and is co-founder and head of the Quality of Government Institute. He has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Safe Foundation, Collegium Budapest for Advanced Study, Harvard University, University of Washington-Seattle, Cornell University, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, the Australian National University and Stanford University. His recent books are The Quality of Government: Corruption, Inequality and Social Trust in International Perspective (University of Chicago Press 2011) and the co-edited volume Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science (Edward Elgar 2012). Since 2012 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. From January 2016 he will take up a new position as Professor in Government and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University.

His presentation will discuss a recently published report titled "Quality of Government and Development Policy" that covers research conducted by Professor Rothstein and Marcus Tanneberg of the Quality of Government Institute for the Swedish Government's Expert Group for Aid Studies. His presentation will be discussed by two members of LIEPP's Evaluation of Democracy Research Group, Co-Director Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po, CEE/LIEPP) and Assistant Professor Quoc-Anh Do (Sciences Po, Dept. of Economics/LIEPP)

Bo Rothstein


August Röhss Chair in Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and Head of the Quality of Government Institute 

"Quality of Government and Development Policy"


Discussion by:


Associate Research Professor in Political Science at Sciences Po-CEE and Co-Director of the LIEPP "Evaluation of Democracy" Research Group.

Quoc-Anh DO

Associate Professor of Economics, Sciences Po-Department of Economics/LIEPP and member of the LIEPP "Evaluation of Democracy" Research Group.

Kimberly Morgan (Washington U.)

Nov. 2-13, 2015
  • Kimberly Morgan Kimberly Morgan

For more information, please click here.

Tags :