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Munich Rental Guide

The Munich rental guide gives an overview of rents for flats in Munich and represents the local mean level of paid rents. The statistical model of the Munich rental guide 2015 is based on a representative sample with over 3000 flats in Munich. To model the mean level of rents in Munich with respect to the size, type, location, facilities and qualitiy of the flats we used a weighted general additive model. To get the upper and lower bounds of usually paid rents in Munich we used quantile regression models. As part of this project we developed the statistical model and - in cooperation with a computer scientist - a user-friendly online version of the Munich rental guide.

Coordinator(s): Prof. Dr. Goeran Kauermann, Dr. Michael Windmann

International Trade of Arms: A Network Approach

The project proposes a network perspective for the empirical analysis of the international trade of arms. The quantitatively-oriented network approach is based on measurements of the export, transfer, and import of arms over long time periods 1960-2010). Within the project we will analyze major conventional weapons (MCW) and small arms and light weapons (SALW) and test popular conjectures according to which the structure of trade in MCW follows to a higher degree political motivations whereas SALW is expected to be rather economically-oriented. The complexity of the underlying data sources requires the development of new inferential statistical techniques for the modeling of valued (i.e.: non-binary) networks.

Coordinator(s): Prof. Dr. Paul ThurnerProf. Dr. Göran Kauermann

Staff: Michael LebacherChristian Schmid, Eva Ziegler 

Quantitative and Computational Systems Science Center (QCSSC)

The Quantitative and Computational Systems Science Center (QCSSC), which was established in 2014 under the LMUexcellent programme, is a forum for intensive interdisciplinary cooperation between researchers from various academic disciplines. The main aim of the QCSSC is to foster both existing and new collaborations between researchers from quantitative and computational research fields (mathematics, informatics, and statistics) with scientists from various other research areas (e.g. biochemistry, bioinformatics, physics, economics and finance, linguistics, philosophy) at the LMU in order to enhance an exchange between theory/methodology and data/application. The Center provides an ideal environment for interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, conferences, study programs, networks, and research projects.

Coordinator(s): Prof. Dr. Goeran Kauermann, Prof. Dr. Sonja Greven