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Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg

Prof. Dr. Katrin Auspurg

Chair of Quantitative Empirical Research
Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 288 KByte)


Quantitative methods (surveys, field and survey experiments)
Social inequality (labour market research, gender inequalities, discrimination)
Analytical sociology (social mechanisms, decision theory)
Sociology of science (e.g., publication bias)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Soziologie
Konradstr. 6
80801 München

Room: 305
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180-5938

Office hours:
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So far only by arrangement preferably via e-mail.

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Short Bio

Katrin Auspurg holds a full professorship in sociology (specializing in quantitative empirical research) at the Department of Sociology at the LMU Munich, Germany, since 2015. She earned a Diploma in Sociology from the LMU Munich (2006), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Konstanz (2010). Previously, she was a professor at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. Prof. Auspurg investigates how inequalities in the labor market and the family intersect and reinforce each other. In addition, her current projects advance innovative experimental or survey methods that allow the testing of mechanisms that cause social inequalities or subtle forms of discrimination.

Recent Publications

  • Auspurg, Katrin/Brüderl, Josef/Wöhler, Thomas (2019): Does Immigration Reduce the Support for Welfare Spending? A Cautionary Tale on Spatial Panel Data Analysis. American Sociological Review 84(4), 754-763.
  • Auspurg Katrin/Schneck, Andreas/Hinz, Thomas (2018): Closed Doors Everywhere? A Meta-Analyses of Field Experiments on Ethnic Discrimination in Rental Housing Markets. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45(1), 95-114.
  • Auspurg, Katrin (2018): Konfundierte Ergebnisse durch ein zu stark beschränktes Design? Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 70(1), 87-92.
  • Diehl, Claudia/Hinz, Thomas/Auspurg, Katrin (2018): Who Is Afraid of Skilled Migrants From Europe? Exploring Support for Immigration Control in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology 44(1): 59-88.
  • Auspurg, Katrin/Hinz, Thomas/Sauer, Carsten (2017): Why Should Women Get Less? Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap from Multifactorial Survey Experiments. American Sociological Review 82, 179–210.
  • Auspurg, Katrin/Hinz, Thomas/Schneck, Andreas (2017): Berufungsverfahren als Turniere: Berufungschancen von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 46: 283-302.
  • Auspurg, Katrin/Iacovou, Maria/Nicoletti, Cheti (2017): Housework share between partners: Experimental evidence on gender-specific preferences. Social Science Research 66: 118-139.
  • Auspurg, Katrin/Hinz, Thomas/Schmid, Laura (2017): Contexts and conditions of ethnic discrimination: Evidence from a field experiment in a German housing market. Journal of Housing Economics 35, 26-36.