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22.01.1982
mihkel.solvak@ut.ee

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2021–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Associate Professor of Technology Research (1,00)
01.01.2019–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Director of Institute (1,00)
01.09.2019–31.12.2020   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Senior Research Fellow in Technology Research (1,00)
01.02.2016–31.08.2019   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Senior Research Fellow in Technology Research (1,00)
01.12.2011–31.12.2013   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics, Research Fellow (1,00)
2006–2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics, Chair of Comparative Politics, projektijuht (0,75)
01.01.2005–31.12.2006   
Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board
 
 
Education
2000–2006   
University of Tartu, Bachelor of Arts
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2012−...   
Estonian National Election Study, member of steering committee
2009−...   
Assessing Electoral Democracy in the EU: European Parliament Elections 2009, assisting grant holder Dr Piret Ehin
2008−...   
Linkages Between Citizens and Politicians: A Survey of Democracies (project leader Prof. H. Kitschelt)
2011−2014   
Explaining electoral choice sets: Estonia in comparative perspective (ETF grant), one of principle investigators
2008−2013   
"Types of democratic representation in Post-communist Countries" (Team leaders Prof. Vello Pettai and Dr Piret Ehin
2006−2007   
Administrating the Estonian part of the 6th Framework Program "InTune Integrated and United: A quest for Citizenship in an "ever closer Europe"
 
 
Additional information
Member of IPS Estonia

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2008, Mihkel Solvak, August Rei’s stipend for legislative studies
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.11. Social Sciences; SPECIFICATION: Legislative studies
 
 
Additional information
ECPR 2009 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
Winter School "Methodological Issues in Comparative Electoral Analysis" 8-11 march 2010, Nottingham University, Social Sciences Methods and Data Institute
ECPR 2012 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
4th True European Voter Winter School on Methodological Issues in Contemporary Electoral Analysis , University of Trento, 21-24 February 2013
70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, 12-15. April 2012, Chicago. Papers presented: “The Spillover of National Electoral System Effects to Perceived Efficacy in European Elections” and “Spatial Modeling of Electoral Choice Sets“ with Kristjan Vassil and Piret Ehin
6th ECPR General Conference, 24–27. June 2011, Reykjavik. Paper presented: “Private members’ bills and the personal vote: neither selling nor shaving”
An Audit of Democracy in the European Union: PIREDEU Final User Con-ference, 18–19. November 2010, Brussels. Paper presented: “Party voters gone astray: explaining independent candidate success in the 2009 European elections in Estonia” with Piret Ehin
Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional, and Multi-cultural Contexts, 25–28. June 2008, Berlin, Germany. Paper presented: “Events and reliability of measures: the effect of elections on measures of interest in politics”
Louvain Winter School on Citizenship and Europe: Elites, Experts and Mass Interview, 2007. Catholic University of Louvain
ECPR 2007 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
International Parliamentary Scholarship by the German Parliament, Berlin 2008

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
3.1.
2021
3.1.
2021
3.1.
2020
4.1.
2020
1.1.
2019
3.4.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.3.
2014
1.2.
2013
2.5.
2013
3.3.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.4.
2012
4.2.
2012
6.3.
2012
6.3.
2012
1.1.
2011
2.3.
2011
6.3.
2011
6.7.
2011
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2008
6.3.
2007
6.3.
2006
7.09.2021
22.01.1982
mihkel.solvak@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2021–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut, tehnoloogiauuringute kaasprofessor (1,00)
01.01.2019–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut, Juhataja (1,00)
01.09.2019–31.12.2020   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut, tehnoloogiauuringute vanemteadur (1,00)
01.02.2016–31.08.2019   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaalteaduste valdkond, Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut, tehnoloogiauuringute vanemteadur (1,00)
01.12.2011–31.12.2013   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja haridusteaduskond, Riigiteaduste instituut, teadur (1,00)
2006–2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja haridusteaduskond, Riigiteaduste instituut, Võrdleva poliitika õppetool, projektijuht (0,75)
01.01.2005–31.12.2006   
Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Amet
 
 
Haridustee
2006–2011   
Tartu Ülikool, doktorikraad
2000–2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Baccalaureus artium
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2012−...   
Estonian National Election Study, juhtkomitee liige
2009−...   
Assessing Electoral Democracy in the EU: European Parliament Elections 2009, grandihoidja Dr Piret Ehin
2008−...   
Linkages Between Citizens and Politicians: A Survey of Democracies (project leader Prof. H. Kitschelt)
2011−2014   
Valikukomplektid ja nende mõju valimiskäitumisele: Eesti võrdlevas perspektiivis (ETF grant), põhitäitja
2008−2013   
Osalemine sihtfinantseeritavas projektis "Types of democratic representation in Post-communist Countries" (põhitäitjad Prof Vello Pettai ja Dr Piret Ehin)
2006−2007   
Projekti "InTune Integrated and United: A quest for Citizenship in an "ever closer Europe" Eesti osa koordineerimine
 
 
Lisainfo
MTÜ IPS Eesti liige

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2008, Mihkel Solvak, August Rei parlamendiuuringute stipendium
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.11. Sotsiaalteadused; TÄPSUSTUS: Parlamendiuuringud
 
 
Lisainfo
ECPR 2009 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
Winter School "Methodological Issues in Comparative Electoral Analysis" 8-11 march 2010, Nottingham University, Social Sciences Methods and Data Institute
ECPR 2012 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
4th True European Voter Winter School on Methodological Issues in Contemporary Electoral Analysis , Trento Ülikool, 21-42 veebruar 2013
70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, 12-15. April 2012, Chicago. Papers presented: “The Spillover of National Electoral System Effects to Perceived Efficacy in European Elections” and “Spatial Modeling of Electoral Choice Sets“ with Kristjan Vassil and Piret Ehin
6th ECPR General Conference, 24–27. June 2011, Reykjavik. Paper presented: “Private members’ bills and the personal vote: neither selling nor shaving”
An Audit of Democracy in the European Union: PIREDEU Final User Con-ference, 18–19. November 2010, Brussels. Paper presented: “Party voters gone astray: explaining independent candidate success in the 2009 European elections in Estonia” with Piret Ehin
Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional, and Multi-cultural Contexts, 25–28. June 2008, Berlin, Germany. Paper presented: “Events and reliability of measures: the effect of elections on measures of interest in politics”
Louvain Winter School on Citizenship and Europe: Elites, Experts and Mass Interview, 2007. Catholic University of Louvain
ECPR 2007 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, University of Ljubljana
Saksa Liidupäeva rahvusvaheline parlamendistipendium, Berliin 2008

Jooksvad projektid

Lõppenud projektid

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
3.1.
2021
3.1.
2021
3.1.
2020
4.1.
2020
1.1.
2019
3.4.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.3.
2014
1.2.
2013
2.5.
2013
3.3.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.2.
2012
3.4.
2012
4.2.
2012
6.3.
2012
6.3.
2012
1.1.
2011
2.3.
2011
6.3.
2011
6.7.
2011
1.1.
2009
1.1.
2008
6.3.
2007
6.3.
2006
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ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
MUULSVJS16460Development of prediction models for economic monitoring and forecasting; impact assessment of policy interventions using company level population wide datasets and modern analytical techniques24.11.201630.09.2017Kristiina TõnnissonUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies240 000,00 EUR
1.1.6.DSVUH19187Developing Data Competence as a Universal Future Competence in the Curricula of the UT Institute of Social Science and Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies01.03.201930.08.2020Kairi KasearuUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Social Studies70 737,62 EUR
1.1.5.SMVPT20243COVID-19 study23.04.202031.12.2020Mikk JürissonUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health1 800 000,00 EUR
1.1.5.SMVPT20599COVID-19 study-211.11.202030.04.2021Mikk JürissonUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health1 643 160,00 EUR
RITA2RITA2/117Development of an IT application to assess the economic impact of COVID-19 measures18.11.202031.12.2021Andres VõrkUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Economics and Business Administration39 900,00 EUR
MUULSVJS20603 (RITA2/117) Development of an IT application to assess the economic impact of COVID-19 measures18.11.202031.12.2021Andres VõrkUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies39 900,00 EUR
SFSF0180128s08Types of Democratic Representation in Post-Communist Democracies01.01.200831.12.2013Vello Andres PettaiUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education486 755,96 EUR
SFSF0182573s03The Evolution of Democratic Political Culture in the Restored Republic of Estonia01.01.200331.12.2007Vello Andres PettaiUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education204 740,97 EUR
MUUSSORG09053EConstructing a demos in de facto states. Legitimacy and regime support in Abkhazia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh01.04.200931.12.2010Eiki BergUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics34 512,29 EUR
MUULSHRG14132Analysis of e-voting log files28.08.201418.11.2014Kristjan VassilUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics20 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.MSVJS19405RERA Chair in E-Governance and Digital Public Services01.09.201931.08.2024Hector Charles PaganUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies2 486 637,00 EUR
ETFETF7903Assessing Electoral Democracy in the EU: European Parliament Elections 200901.01.200931.12.2012Piret EhinUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education53 011,04 EUR
PUTPUT523The impact of internet voting on turnout, political representation and voter confidence. A comparative study of internet voting in Estonia, Switzerland and Norway since 2005 01.01.201431.12.2016Kristjan VassilUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies121 800,00 EUR
RITA1SubprojectLSVJS19603 (RITA1/02-96-11)Machine learning and AI powered public service delivery14.10.201931.12.2021Mihkel SolvakUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies106 693,50 EUR
IUTIUT20-39Political Community in Flux: Identity, Sovereignty and Democracy in a Transforming World01.01.201431.12.2019Eiki BergUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies539 400,00 EUR
MUUVSHRG10132Study on "Independent candidates in National and European Elections"01.08.201230.06.2013Piret EhinUniversity of Tartu55 150,00 EUR
ETFETF8676Explaining electoral choice sets: Estonia in comparative perspective01.01.201131.12.2014Vello Andres PettaiUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education48 000,00 EUR
MUUSHRG13079TVerifiable Internet Voting – Event Analysis and Social Impact01.05.201331.08.2015Kristjan VassilUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Government and Politics171 295,95 EUR