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Ulf Liebe

I joined the University of Warwick as a Professor of Sociology and Quantitative Methods in 2018. I am also the Director of the Warwick Q-Step Centre. Before joining Warwick University, I held positions at Universities in Bern (Switzerland), Goettingen, Kassel, Leipzig, and Mainz (all Germany). I obtained a Diploma in Sociology with Economics as a minor subject from the University of Leipzig and a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Mainz.

My current research interests include discrimination, environmental behaviour, multifactorial survey experiments, prosociality, survey methodology, sustainability.


Room: D0.22 (Social Sciences Building)
Telephone: +44(0)24 765 72647
Advice and Feedback Hours: Please contact me via email.


Current Modules

SO32Q-30: Applying Quantitative Methods to Social Research

QS305: Numbers in the Workplace (Placement)

SO31Q-15: Experiments in the Social Sciences and Humanities

SO365-15/SO9D6-20: Social Data Science


Current Projects

(2018 – 2019) "Multifactorial Survey Experiments in Developing Countries", Warwick Ventures Application for Proof of Concept Awards.

(2018 – 2019) "Uncovering Evidence of Structural Poverty Reduction by Re-Using Existing Data at Oxfam GB", Warwick ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, International Development NGO Data Fund (with Irene Guijt, Simone Lombardini, Alexia Pretari, Oxfam GB; Nicole Schwitter, University of Warwick).

(2017 – 2021) “Social Status and Prosociality: A Cross-Cultural Study in Four Selected Countries”, Swiss National Science Foundation and German Research Foundation (with Andreas Tutić, University of Leipzig).

(2014 – 2021) “Feminisation, Agricultural Transition and Rural Employment: Social and Political Conditions of Asset-Building in the Context of Export-Led Agriculture and Alternative Income Generating Opportunities”, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Research Programme “Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development” (several project partners from Bolivia, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda, Switzerland).

(2015 – 2021) “Environmental Justice – Social Distribution, Justice Evaluations and Acceptance Levels of Unfavorable Local Environmental Conditions”, Swiss National Science Foundation and German Research Foundation (with Andreas Diekmann, ETH Zürich, Karin Kurz, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Peter Preisendörfer, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz).

(2015 – 2020) “Reducing Energy Consumption and Promoting Green Electricity. The Role of Soft Incentives”, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Research Programme 71 “Managing Energy Consumption” (with Andreas Diekmann, ETH Zürich).

Ulf Liebe