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Christoph Kern

University of Mannheim
Post Doctoral Researcher

entrance C, room 011
68131 Mannheim

+49 (0)621 181-2298

Office Hours: by appointment


Christoph Kern will spend the Fall/Winter Semester 2018/19 as a visiting researcher at the University of Maryland.

Research Interests

Structural Equation Modeling, Dyadic Data Analysis, Machine Learning


Christoph Kern graduated in 2011 (Dipl.-Soz.-Wiss.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), where he studied sociology with a focus on methods for empirical social science research. In 2016 he completed his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at the UDE with a thesis on "Modeling dyadic decision-making processes of regional mobility".

Since 2017 Christoph Kern is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Professorship for Statistics and Methodology at the University of Mannheim. Before joining the University of Mannheim, he was a Research Associate at the Professorship for Empirical Social Research and Statistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (2011-2017).



Kern, C. & Stein, P. (2018). Modelling Decision-Making Processes of Regional Mobility in a Dyadic Framework. European Sociological Review 34 (4), 433-451. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcy012

Stein, P. & Kern, C. (2018). Konzeption eines dyadischen Modells zur Analyse von Entscheidungsprozessen räumlicher Arbeitsmarktmobilität im Mehrebenenkontext. In: Quack, S., Schulz-Schaeffer, I., Shire, K., Weiß, A. (Eds.): Transnationalisierung der Arbeit. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-20939-1

Kern, C. (2017). Dyadische Analyse regionaler Arbeitsmarktmobilität. Modellierung von Entscheidungsprozessen im Mehrebenenkontext. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-17435-4

Kern, C. & Stein, P. (2016). Effect Comparison in Multilevel Structural Equation Models with Non-Metric Outcomes. JSM Proceedings, Social Statistics Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 3892-3901.

Kern, C. & Stein, P. (2015). Comparing coefficients of nonlinear multivariate regression models between equations. Survey Research Methods 9 (3), 159-167. doi: 10.18148/srm/2015.v9i3.6211

Kern, C. (2015). Modeling Mobility Dispositions from a Multilevel Perspective. Schmollers Jahrbuch - Journal of Contextual Economics 135 (1), 23-34. doi: 10.3790/schm.135.1.23

Stein, P. & Kern, C. (2015). Dyadische Modellierung regionaler Arbeitsmarktmobilität. In: Lessenich, S. (Hrsg.): Routinen der Krise - Krise der Routinen. Verhandlungen des 37. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Trier 2014.

Kern, C. (2014). Regional structures and mobility dispositions: A multilevel proportional- & partial-proportional odds approach. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 681. DIW Berlin. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2493094