Peter Graeff

Peter Graeff is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Bonn. His research interests focus on the analysis of negative and positive social capital and freedom. He is also interested in the methodology of measurement and on statistical methods for the analysis of social science data. He has coedited several books and has published in the discipline’s major journals including the Journal of Mathematical Sociology, the European Sociological Review, and Quality and Quantity.

Recent Research by Peter Graeff

— Jan 8, 2013
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This project, sponsored by Canada’s Fraser Institute, Germany’s Liberales Institut, and the United States’ Cato Institute, focuses on creating the first comprehensive and conceptually consistent index of freedom, including economic freedom, and is based on the “negative” definition of freedom—in other words, the absence of barriers or coercion that prevent individuals from acting as they might wish.