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Christine Trampusch

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

Research focuses

Comparative Political Economy, Labor Market, Financial Market, Public Debt, Case Study Methods 

Curriculum vitae

  • 09/2017-12/2017, Visiting Researcher at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • 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 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

  • Social Partners’ Policy Reactions to Migration in Occupational Labour Markets: The Case of the Swiss Construction Industry. In: European Journal of Industrial Relations; 2019;

  • The Financialization of the State. Government Debt Management Reforms in New Zealand and Ireland. Competition & Change 23:1, 2018. 3-22.

  • The Governance of Decentralised Cooperation in Collective Training Systems: A Review and Conceptualisation. Journal of Vocational Education and Training 71: 1, 2019, 21-45 (with Patrick Emmenegger and Lukas Graf).

  • Liberal Financial Markets in the Interest of Staatskredite – A Process Tracing Study of the Link between Sovereign Debt Policy and the 1908 Bourse Law Reform in the German Empire. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 59: 1, 2018, 105-134

  • Where States and Markets meet: The Financialisation of Sovereign Debt Management, New Political Economy. New Political Economy 22:3, 2017, 273-293 (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, 2016, 437-454 (with Bruno Palier).

  • The Financialisation of Sovereign Debt: An Institutional Analysis of the Reforms in German Public Debt Management. German Politics 24:2, 2015, 119-136.

  • Agricultural Interests and the Origins of Capitalism. New Political Economy, 19:6, 2014, 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, 53:2, 2014, 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.