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Andreas Mehltretter

Andreas Mehltretter, M.Sc.

Scientific Assistant


Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Empirische Politikforschung und Policy Analysis
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Fax: +49 (0) 89/2180 9092

Research interests

  • Arms trade and proliferation
  • Intrastate conflicts
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Data collection

Academic career

  • Since 07/2017: Research associate at the Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis , Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, LMU Munich
  • 10/2014–05/2017: Study of Economics at the LMU Munich (M.Sc.). Thesis: “Arms imports and their effect on outbreaks of intrastate conflict ”
  • 08/2015–12/2015: Semester abroad in the Economics PhD program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • 10/2011–09/2014: Study of Economics at the LMU Munich (B.Sc.). Thesis: “Verteilungseffekte in der Eurokrise [Distribution effects in the Euro crisis]”

Publications and Working Papers

  • Mehltretter, A. (2022). Arming for conflict, arming for peace? How small arms imports affect intrastate conflict risk. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 39(6), 637–660. Accessible under Conflict Management and Peace Science
  • Pamp, Oliver; Rudolph, Lukas; Thurner, Paul W.; Mehltretter, Andreas; Primus, Simon (2018): The Build-up of Coercive Capacities: Arms Imports and the Outbreak of Violent Intrastate Conflicts. Journal of Peace Research 55(4): 430–444.
  • Pamp, Oliver; Thurner, Paul W.; Mehltretter, Andreas (2018): Know Thy Enemies, Know Thy Friends: In Search of Elusive Arms Races. Eingereicht.
  • Mehltretter, Andreas (2019): Arming for Conflict, Arming for Peace? Comparing the Impact of Small Arms and Major Weapons Imports on the Risk of Intrastate Conflicts. Working Paper.