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Users of the EPRG’s MEP survey data

Academics, researchers and students from 198 institutions in 33 countries across five continents have requested the data from our MEP surveys, as follows:

  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Aarlborg University, Denmark
  • Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Amnesty International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Anadolu University, Eskişehir,Turkey
  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
  • Cardiff University, UK
  • Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium
  • Catholic University of Lille, France
  • Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium
  • Catholic University of Milan, Italy
  • CEEweb for Biodiversity, Budapest, Hungary
  • Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany
  • Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, Belgium
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
  • College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
  • College of Europe, Natolin, Poland
  • Columbia University, NY, USA.
  • Copenhagen Business School Denmark
  • Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Davidson University, Davidson, NC, USA
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Durham University, UK
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • ENSAE, Paris, France
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
  • Free University, Berlin, Germany
  • Free University Brussels (ULB), Belgium
  • Free University Brussels (VU), Belgium
  • Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels
  • German Research Institute for Public Administration, Speyer
  • Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Grinnell College, Iowa, USA
  • Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy
  • Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria
  • Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Seoul, South Korea
  • Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po), Paris, France
  • International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Istanbul University, Turkey
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
  • Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MA, USA
  • Keele University, UK
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Kingston University, London, UK
  • Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Library of the National Assembly of Quebec, Canada
  • Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Maastricht University
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Meliksah University, Kayseri Turkey
  • Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA, USA
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • National University of Rosario, Argentina
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ohio State University, USA
  • Okayama University, Japan
  • Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
  • Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
  • PUCRS, Brazil
  • Rice University, Houston, USA
  • Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
  • Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Socialist Group in the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • Sorbonne Nouvelle University
  • Stanford University
  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • Umeå University, Sweden
  • University at Buffalo, USA
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • University College London, UK
  • University of Aberdeen, UK
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • University of Bamberg, Germany
  • University of Bath, UK
  • University of Bergen, Norway
  • University of Bern, Switzerland
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Bristol, UK
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of Caen, France
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • University of California, Davis, USA
  • University of California, Irvine, USA
  • University of California, Merced, USA
  • University of California, Riverside, USA
  • University of California, San Diego, USA
  • University of Cologne, Germany
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
  • University of Constance, Germany
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Duesseldorf, Germany
  • University of Erlangen, Nuremberg, Germany
  • University of Essex, UK
  • University of Exeter, UK
  • University of Florence, Italy
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • University of Genova, Italy
  • University of Ghent, Belgium
  • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • University of Goettingen, Germany
  • University of Greifswald, Germany
  • University of Hamburg, Germany
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA
  • University of Latvia
  • University of Leicester, UK
  • University of Leipzig, Germany
  • University of Limerick, Ireland
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Lower Silesia, Poland
  • University of Luxembourg
  • University of Malta
  • University of Manchester, UK
  • University of Mannheim, Germany
  • University of Milan, Italy
  • University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
  • University of Munich, Germany
  • University of Münster, Germany
  • University of Murcia, Spain
  • University of Namur, Belgium
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • University of Nottingham, UK
  • University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • University of Opole, Poland
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • University of Passau, Germany
  • University of Pavia, Italy
  • University of Pisa, Italy
  • University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • University of Reading, UK
  • University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • University of Salford, UK
  • University of Salzburg, Austria
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • University of Sheffield, UK
  • University of Siena, Italy
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • University of Strathclyde, UK
  • University of Sussex, UK
  • University of Tampere, Finland
  • University of Tartu, Estonia
  • University of Toronto, ON, Canada
  • University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • University of Trier, Germany
  • University of Tübingen, Germany
  • University of Turin, Italy
  • University of Udine, Italy
  • University of Vienna, Austria
  • University of Wales at Aberystwyth, UK
  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Warwick, UK
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin, Germany


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Berganza, M., A. Van Dalen and M. Angeles Chaparro (2010) ‘The mutual perception between deputies and Spanish parliamentary journalists and its influence in political and media agendas’, Revista de Comunicación, 9, pp.7-25.

Betz, T., D. Fortunato and D.Z. O’Brien (2023), ‘Do Women Make More Protectionist Trade Policy?’, American Political Science Review, FirstView.

Bíró-Nagy, A. (2019) ‘The Career Paths of Central European MEPs: Political Experience and Career Ambitions in the European Parliament’, Romanian Journal of Political Science, 19, pp.87-114.

Bolleyer, N. S. Trumm and S. Banducci (2013) ‘Towards an organizational perspective on party funding: Explaining financial transfers from MEPs to their national parties’, European Journal of Political Research, 52(2), pp.237-63.

Bowler, S. and D. Farrell (2011) ‘Electoral institutions and campaigning in comparative perspective: electioneering in European Parliament elections’, European Journal of Political Research, 50(5), pp.668-88.

Buchstein, H. and M. Hein (2009) ‘Randomizing Europe: the lottery as a decision-making procedure for policy creation in the EU’, Critical Policy Studies, 3(1), pp.29-57.

Chiru, M. (2020) ‘Loyal soldiers or seasoned leaders: The selection of committee chairs in the European Parliament’, Journal of European Public Policy, 27(4), pp.612-629.

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Gabel, M., S. Hix and G. Schneider (2002) ‘Who is Afraid of Cumulative Research? Improving Data on EU Politics’, European Union Politics, 3(4), pp.481-500.

Gagatek, W. (2011) ‘The Treaty of Lisbon, the European Parliament elections and Europarties: a new playing field for 2014?’, Yearbook of Polish European Studies, pp.210-18.

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Hermansen, S. and A. Pegan (2023) ‘Blurred lines between electoral and parliamentary representation: The use of constituency staff among Members of the European Parliament’, European Union Politics, OnlineFirst.

Hix, S. (2002) ‘Parliamentary behaviour with two principles: preferences, parties and voting in the European Parliament’, American Journal of Political Science, 46(3), pp.688-98.

Hix, S. (2005) ‘Neither a preference outlier nor a unitary actor: institutional reform preferences of the European Parliament’, Comparative European Politics, 3(2), pp.131-54.

Hix, S. (2008) ‘Towards a partisan theory of EU politics’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15(8), pp.1254-65.

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Hobolt, S. and B. Høyland (2011) ‘Selection and Sanctioning in European Parliamentary Elections’, British Journal of Political Science, 41(3), pp.477-98.

Jensen, C., S. Proksch and J. Slapin (2013) ‘Parliamentary Questions, Oversight, and National Opposition Status in the European Parliament’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 38(2), pp.259-82.

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Kirpsza, A. (2011) ‘The position of European Parliament committees in the legislative process: a ‘legislative backbone’ or a technical auxiliary body?’, The Polish Diplomatic Review, 62:4, pp.89-118.

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Lindstädt, R., J. Slapin and R. Vander Wielen (2011) ‘Balancing competing demands: position-taking and election proximity in the European Parliament’, Legislative Studies Quarterly, 34(1), pp.37-70.

Lindstädt, R., J. Slapin and R. Vander Wielen (2012) ‘Adaptive behaviour in the European Parliament: learning to balance competing demands’, European Union Politics, 13(4), pp.465-86.

Lord, C. (2003) ‘The European Parliament in the Economic Governance of the European Union’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 41(2), pp.249-67.

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Mamadouh, V. and T. Raunio (2003) ‘The committee system: powers, appointments and report allocation’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 41(2), pp.333-51.

McElroy, G. (2006) ‘Committee representation in the European Parliament’, European Union Politics,7(1), pp. 5-29.

Meserve, S., D. Pemstein and W. Bernhard (2009) ‘Political ambition and legislative behaviour in the European Parliament’, Journal of Politics, 71(3), pp.1-18.

Mülböck, M. (2012) ‘National versus European: Party Control over Members of the European Parliament’, West European Politics, 35(3), pp.607-631.

Proksch, S. and J. Lo (2012) ‘Reflections on the European integration dimension’, European Union Politics, 13(2), pp.317-33.

Rasmussen, Anne (2008) ‘Party Soldiers in a non-partisan community? Party linkage in the European Parliament’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15(8), pp.1164-1183.

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