RC45 - Quantitative International Politics


Prof. Andrew Owsiak, University of Georgia

Department of International Affairs
University of Georgia

202 Herty Drive
Third Floor Candler Hall
Athens, Georgia
GA 30602-1492
United States


Prof. Lisa Hurtman, Uppsala University

Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Uppsala University

Box 514

Board Members

Prof. Sabine Carey, University of Mannheim, Germany, sabine.carey@uni-mannheim.de
Prof. Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa, USA, sara-mitchell@uiowa.edu
Prof. Amanda Murdie, University of Georgia, USA, murdie@uga.edu
Prof. Jeff Pickering, Kansas State University, USA, jjp@ksu.edu
Prof. Clionadh Raleigh, University of Sussex, UK, C.Raleigh@sussex.ac.uk
Prof. Paul Thurner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, paul.thurner@gsi.uni-muenchen.de
Prof. Scott Wolford, University of Texas, USA, swolford@austin.utexas.edu


Recognised as study group in 1989; granted research committee status in 1999.


Scientists measure international events and other phenomena to test theoretical aspects of interstate interaction and comparative politics. Although raw sources and processed data of various kinds are readily available or can be obtained through research, many scientists avoid its use because of intellectual preference, the daunting demands of increasingly complex computational procedures and sometimes the weakness of existing datasets.

This Research Committee seeks to advance the state of data–based knowledge, to enhance the distribution and use of existing datasets, and to set up an international framework for improving the global dissemination of quantitative research in international and comparative politics.