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Tobias Rüttenauer

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology

Research Interests: Environmental inequality, urban sociology, migration trajectories, quantitative research methods.

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford. Before joining the College, I worked as a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department for Social Sciences at the University of Kaiserslautern. I received an M.A. in Sociology from the LMU Munich and a Dr. phil in Sociology from the University of Kaiserslautern.

In my previous work, I analysed the disproportionate environmental burden of minorities in Germany by using geographic information systems and spatial regression models. My current research focuses on environmental inequality, selective migration trajectories, and spatial demography. Besides that, I am also interested in quantitative spatial research methods, longitudinal regression models, and computational social science.

Tobias Rüttenauer


Rüttenauer, Tobias & Volker Ludwig (2020): Fixed Effects Individual Slopes: Accounting and Testing for Heterogeneous Effects in Panel Data or Other Multilevel Models. Sociological Methods and Research, OnlineFirst. (Preprint on SocArXiv) (Replication material)

Rüttenauer, Tobias (2019): Spatial Regression Models: A Systematic Comparison of Different Model Specifications Using Monte Carlo Experiments. Sociological Methods and Research, OnlineFirst. (Preprint) (Replication material)

Rüttenauer, Tobias (2019): Bringing Urban Space Back in: A Multi-Level Analysis of Environmental Inequality in Germany. Urban Studies 56(12), 2549–2567.

Best, Henning & Tobias Rüttenauer (2018): How Selective Migration Shapes Environmental Inequality in Germany: Evidence from Micro-level Panel Data. European Sociological Review 34(1): 52–63.

Rüttenauer, Tobias (2018): Neighbours Matter: A Nation-Wide Small-Area Assessment of Environmental Inequality in Germany. Social Science Research 70: 198-211.