Our Research Fellows are associated members of and work in close cooperation with the institute. They are actively involved in the academic activities of the institute. Research Fellows are appointed by the directorate for the duration of three years.

Carolyn Moser

Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • PhD at the University of Utrecht (Otto Hahn Medal)
  • Studies of law and political science in Paris (Sciences Po) and Boston (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy)
Professional Career:
  • Current positions: Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Minerva Fast Track scheme), Heidelberg (since 2019); in parallel Visiting Professor for international law at Université Catholique de Lille (since 2018)
  • 2017–2019: : Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL), Heidelberg
  • 2013–2017: Research Fellow at the MPIL
  • 2011–2013: Research Fellow at the Basel Institute on Governance (Switzerland); in parallel, Assistant to Professor Anne Peters at the University of Basel (2011)
Research fields:
  • Law and practice of security and defence in Europe
  • Peace operations, with a focus on EU peacebuilding
  • Public governance, in particular accountability

 

Monika Eigmüller

Prof. Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology
Professional Career:
  • Since 2018: Research Fellow, Europa-Kolleg, Universität Hamburg
  • Since 2015: Chair of Sociology, Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies, EUF
  • Since 2015: Vice-President for European and International Affairs, EUF
  • 2012-2015: Senior Researcher/Head of Research Group, FU Berlin
  • 2012: Interim Professor for Sociology, FU Berlin
  • 2008-2012: Senior Researcher/Head of Research Group, Universität Leipzig
  • 2010: Research Fellow at the Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin
  • 2009: Research Fellow at the Jackson School of International Studies/ European Union Center of Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle/USA
  • 2006-2008: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Universität Leipzig
  • 2007: Professeur Invité, Institut d’Étutes Politiques, Strasbourg, France
  • 2001-2005: Researcher, Department of Political Sciences, Universität Leipzig
Research fields:
  • Sociology of EU Integration
  • Sociology of Migration/Border Studies
  • Sociology of Social Policy and Welfare
  • Historical Sociology

 

Maren Hofius

Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • September 2015: PhD/DPhil in Political Science (summa cum laude)
  • Mai 2009: Master of Arts in “Contemporary European Studies” University of Bath (United Kingdom) and Humboldt-University Berlin
  • September 2007: Bachelor of Arts in “European Studies” Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands)
Professional Career:
  • Since September 2015: post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Political Science, especially Global Governance, at the University of Hamburg
  • From April 2009 till March 2015: Lecturer and researcher (doctoral candidate) at the Chair of Political Science, especially Global Governance, at the University of Hamburg
  • July till August 2015: “Constitutionalism Unbound” Project
  • 2009/2010/2011: “Reconstituting Democracy in Europe” (RECON) Project
Research fields:
  • Theories of European Integration and International Relations
  • Practice Theory
  • EU Diplomacy
  • Order, Community, Borders and Crisis
  • Interpretive Methods

 

Elisabeth Bublitz

Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2013: PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2009: Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences (Diplom-Ökonomin) at the Universität Lüneburg and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Professional Career:
  • Since 2017: Research associate at University of Hamburg, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of Socioeconomics  (Prof. Dr. Miriam Beblo)
  • Since 2017: Policy officer at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Directorate-General European Policy, Divison “Financial aspects of the internal market, WTO, EU external economic policy”
  • 2013 – 2017: Senior researcher at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Divison “Labour, Education, and Demography”
  • 2014: Assistant lecturer at the Kühne Logistics University
  • 2010 – 2013: Research assistant at the Chair of “Business Dynamics, Innovation and Economic Change at the University of Jena” at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch)
  • 2012: Visiting student at the MIT Department of Economics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA with Prof. David Autor (Ph.D.)
  • 2010 – 2012: Research assistant at the collaborative research center 580 “Discontinuity, Tradition, Structural Formation” (funded by German Research Foundation, DFG), project “New Business Formation and the Labor Market in East and West German Growth Regimes”
Research fields:
  • Labor market and education: Skills, tasks and employment choices
  • Inequality and markets: Biased perceptions and country comparisons

 

Jens Südekum

Prof. Dr.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • PhD Economics 2003 (Goettingen)
  • Diploma Economics 2000 (Goettingen and UCLA)
Professional Career:
  • Seit 04/2014: Professor of Economics (W3), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
    Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
  • 10/2007 – 03/2014: Professor of Economics (W3), University of Duisburg-Essen
    Mercator School of Management
  • 10/2006 – 03/2007: Visiting Associate Professor (W2), Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 10/2003 – 09/2007: Assistant Professor of Economics (W1), University of Konstanz
  • 08/2003 – 10/2003: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nürnberg
Research fields:
  • International trade
  • Regional economics
  • Labour economics

 

Andreas Busen

Dr. phil.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2016: PhD (Dr. Phil) in Political Science (University of Hamburg)
  • 2002-2008: Political Science studies (minor in Media and Communications) at University of Augsburg and Oxford University
Professional Career:
  • Since 2009: research and teaching assistant at the University of Hamburg (in Political Science, research area “Europe and Modernity” (Prof. Dr. Olaf Asbach))
  • 2011/12: research stay at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (host: Prof. Dr. David Miller)
  • 2008/09: research stay at Goethe-University Frankfurt (host: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst)
Research fields:
  • Solidarity
  • Republican Political Thought
  • Methods and Approaches in Political Theory and the History of Ideas
  • Critical Perspectives on Justice and Democracy

 

Anne van Aaken

Prof. Dr. iur. et. lic. rer. pol.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • Habilitation in Law
  • PhD in Law
  • First and Second State Examination (Bavaria and Berlin)
  • Bachelor in Communication Science
  • Master in Economics
Professional Career:
  • Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, European Law and Public International Law at the University of Hamburg
  • Chair of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, European Law and Public International Law at the University of St. Gallen
  • Tenure Track Professor at the University of St. Gallen
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Max Plack Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  • Research Assistant at the Humboldt University Berlin
Research fields:
  • Law and Economics
  • Behavioral/Experimental Economics
  • International Law
  • (International) Legal Theory

 

Kerstin von der Decken

Prof. Dr. iur.

Research Fellow

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 Education:
  • 2004: Habilitation at the University of Trier and venia legendi for public law, international law and European law
  • 1998: second state law examination in Brandenburg
  • 1997: PhD in Law at the University of Trier
  • 1994: first state law examination in Rheinland-Pfalz
  • 1991: Certificat d’Études Politiques (CEP) des Institut d’Etudes Politiques Aix-en-Provence
  • 1988-1993:  law  and political science studies in Bonn, Aix-en-Provence and Trier
 Professional Career:
  • Since 2016: Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
  • Since 2011: Professor for public law with a focus on international law, European law und constitutional law as well as director of the Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel
  • 2004-2011: Professor for international and European law, foreign public law and comparatice public law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2001-2004: DFG-project management for young academics at the University of Trier
  • 2000-2001: research assistant at the University of Trier
  • 1998-2000: development and coordination of the interdisciplinary postgraduate-programme „European Studies“ in Berlin
  • 1996-1998: trainee lawyer in Cottbus
  • 1994-1996: research assistant at the University of Trier
 Field of Research:
  • international law (especially legal basis, international environment, culture and security law, human rights law and peaceful dispute settlement)
  • European law (especially European external relations and security)
  • constitutional law

Olaf Muthorst

Prof. Dr. iur.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2009: doctorate in law (dr. iur.) at the faculty of law, University of Hamburg
  • 2009: second state legal examination
  • 2007-2009: legal clerkship at Hanseatische Oberlandesgericht in Hamburg and Speyer
  • 2004: first state legal examination at Hanseatischen Oberlandesgericht
  • 2000-2004: law studies at the faculty of law, University of Hamburg
Professional Career:
  • 2017 Professor of civil law, procedural and insolvency law at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2009-2017: junior professor of civil law with civil procedure law at the University of Hamburg
  • since 2009: habilitant of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork
  • 2001-2007: student assisant and research assistant (since 2005) for Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bork
Field of Research:
  • civil law
  • civil procedure law
  • bankruptcy law
  • legal theory, especially methodology of law

 

PATRICK LEYENS

Jun.-Prof. Dr. iur., LL.M. (London)

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2015: habilitation procedure, University of Hamburg
  • 2006: Dr. iur., University of Hamburg (Otto-Han-Medal, Kurt-Hartwig-Siemers-Award, DAI-Award)
  • 2006: second state law examination, Hans. OLG Hamburg
  • 2000: LL.M. International Business Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • 1999: first state law examination, OLG Köln
Professional Career:
  • since 2016: professor at the Humboldt University Berlin
  • since 2014: professor at the chair of Empirical Legal Studies, School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2013-2014: DFG-Fellow, habilitation project
  • 2010-2018: co-applicant and participating professor, DFG graduate college on the economics of the internationalization of law, University of Hamburg
  • 2009-2012: director, Erasmus Mundus European Doctorate in Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2007-2013: Jun.-Prof. for civil law and economic analysis of law, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2001-2007: Assistant with focus on English Law (until 2006) and consultant for U.S.-American Law (2007), Max Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law, Hamburg
Field of Research:
  • German and European commercial and business law, corporate and capital market law, particularly corporate governance
  • economic analysis of law
  • comparative law

 

DIETMAR NICKEL

Dr iur.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • PhD in Law, University of Hamburg
  • Studies of Law at the Universities of Hamburg and Lausanne
Professional Career:
  • since 2011: Fellow at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
  • 2011-2012: Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
  • 1978-2010: Employee at the General Secretariat of the European Parliament, lastly Director General for the European Union`s external policies
  • 1976-1978: Assistant Professor at the European University Institute in Florence
Field of Research:
  • European Integration
  • Development Policy
Lectures at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg: Constitutional Politics of the EU

 

JOACHIM ZWEYNERT

Prof. Dr. rer. pol.

Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2006: Habilitation at the Department for Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 2001: Promotion Dr. rer. pol., University of Hamburg
  • 1996: Diploma in Economics, University of Hamburg
Professional Career:
  • since Juli 2013: Professorship for International Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2012 – 2013: Deputy Professorship for International Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2011 – 2012: Deputy Professorship for Political Economy at University of Witten/Herdecke
  • 2010 – 2011: Deputy Professorship for Economics at University of Hamburg
  • 2007 – 2011: Scientific head of the branch office of HWWI in Thüringen, Erfurt
  • 2004–2007: Research assistant at HWWA/HWWI, department European Integration
  • since Oktober 2002: lecturer at the Department for Economics, University of Hamburg
  • 1999 – 2004: Research assistant at the Institute for Economic Systems and History of Economic Theory at the University of Hamburg
  • 1997 – 1999: Research stay in St. Petersburg, Russia
Field of Research:
  • International Political Economy
  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic Area Studies with focus on Central and Eastern Europe
  • History of Economic Thought

Jasper Finke

PD Dr, LL.M. (Columbia)

Dozent, Research Fellow

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Education:
  • 2015: Habiliation, Goethe-University Frankfurt
  • 2009: LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 2005: Second State Examination in Law
  • 2003: PhD in law (Dr. iur.), Christian Albrechts University Kiel
  • 2000: First State Examination in Law
Professional Career:
  • Since 2018: Senior Associate at BeckerBüttnerHeld, Berlin
  • Since 2018: Research Fellow at the Institute for European Integration, Hamburg
  • 2018: Visiting Fellow at the Center for History and Economics, Harvard University
  • 2017-2018: Lecturer in International Law, Edinburgh University School of Law
  • 2016: Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2017: Assistant Professor in Public, Public International and European Law
  • 2011-2012: Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law
  • 2009-2013: Lecturer at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2005-2008: Associate at BeckerBüttnerHeld, Berlin
  • 2000-2003: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Walther-Schücking-Institut für Internationales Recht
Research fields:
  • European and German Energy Law
  • Impact of crises on law/resillience of law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Security Law
  • Fragmentation of International Law and Regime-Collision
  • Religious Equality