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Prof. Dr. Christine Trampusch

Prof. Dr. Christine Trampusch - Int. Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology, Liaison Professor to the MPIfG

Research focuses

Comparative Political Economy, Case Study Methods, Skill Formation, Public Debt Management

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2011 Full Professor, University of Cologne (other full professorship offers: Bern, Hannover)
  • 10/2016-3/2017, Guest Professor, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Since 2016, Editorial Board Member of the journal European Journal of Political Research
  • Since 2016, Leader of the DFG-Project “Municipalities and their Expectations on Pay- Offs of Swap Deals”
  • Since 2015, Co-Director of the Leading House GOVPET (Governance in Vocational and Professional Vocational Training), St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2013 and 2015 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Politics, University of Otago, Dunedin (NZL)
  • Since 2011 International Max Planck Research School The Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
  • Since 2011 DFG Research Training Group Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison
  • Since 2011 Editorial Board Member of the journal German Politics
  • Since 2011 Executive Council Member of SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economic Studies
  • Since 2011 Council for European Studies (CES), Network “Industrial Relations, Skill Formation and Welfare State Policies”
  • 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics, University of Bern
  • 2006 Habilitation, University of Göttingen
  • 2004 Visiting Researcher at the Dutch Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Den Haag
  • 2004 Visiting Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Labor Studies
  • 2001 - 2007 Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
  • 2001 Wolfgang-Enke-Price of the Social Science Faculty of the University of Göttingen for the dissertation thesis.
  • 2000 Dr. disc. pol., University of Göttingen
  • 1998 Visiting Researcher at the London School of Economics
  • 1997 - 2001 Doctoral fellowship of the DFG-sponsored graduate group „The Future of the European Social Model”, University of Göttingen
  • 1995 - 1997 Research Fellow, Bavarian Employers` Associations, Nürnberg

Selected Publications

  • Where States and Markets meet: The Financialisation of Sovereign Debt Management, New Political Economy; ahead of print (with Florian Fastenrath and Michael Schwan).
  • Between X and Y. How Process Tracing Contributes to Opening the Black Box of Causality. New Political Economy 21:5, 437-454 (with Bruno Palier).
  • Collective Skill Formation: A Historical Analysis of the Least-Likely Case New Zealand. Journal of Vocational Education and Training 66:2, 135-155.
  • The Financialisation of Sovereign Debt: An Institutional Analysis of the Reforms in German Public Debt Management. German Politics 24:2, 119-136.
  • Agricultural Interests and the Origins of Capitalism. New Political Economy, 19(6): 918-942, (with Dennis C. Spies).
  •  Why Preferences and Institutions Change: A Systematic Process Analysis of Credit Rating in Germany, European Journal of Political Research, 2014 53-2,328-344
  •  Employers and Collectively Negotiated Occupational Pensions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway: Promoters, Vacillators and Adversaries, European Journal of Industrial Relations 19: 1, 2013, 37-53
  •  The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation Systems, Oxford University Press, 2012, (edited volume, with Marius R. Busemeyer)
  •  Institutional Shrinkage: The Deviant Case of Swiss Banking Secrecy. Regulation & Governance 6:2, 2012, 242-259
  •  Employers, the State, and the Politics of Institutional Change. Vocational Education and Training in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. European Journal of Political Research 49:4, 2010, 545-573
  •  Europeanization and Institutional Change in Vocational Education and Training in Germany and Austria. Governance 22:3, 2009, 369-395
  •  Der erschöpfte Sozialstaat. Transformation eines Politikfeldes, Campus, 2009
  •  Industrial Relations and Welfare States: The Different Dynamics of Retrenchment in the Netherlands and Germany. Journal of European Social Policy 16: 2, 2006, 121–133
  •  From Interest Groups to Parties: The Change in the Career Patterns of the Legislative Elite in German Social Policy, German Politics 14:1, 2005, 14–32.