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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Björn Bremer

Dr. Björn Bremer
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-154
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

Comparative political economy; international political economy; comparative politics; party competition; public opinion; fiscal policies; welfare states

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Bremer, Björn, and Sean McDaniel. 2019. "The Ideational Foundations of Social Democratic Austerity in the Context of the Great Recession." Socio-Economic Review, published online February 14, 2019.  
Bremer, Björn. 2019. " The Political Economy of the SPD Reconsidered: Evidence from the Great Recession." German Politics, published online February 27, 2019.  
Bremer, Björn, and Julia Schulte-Cloos. 2019. "The Restructuring of British and German Party Politics in Times of Crisis." In European Party Politics in Times of Crisis, edited by Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 281-301.  
Bremer, Björn, and Guillem Vidal. 2018. "From Boom to Bust: A Comparative Analysis of Greece and Spain." In Living under Austerity: Greek Society in Crisis, edited by Doxis Doxiadis and Aimee Placas. New York: Berghahn Books.  
Bremer, Björn. 2018. "The Missing Left? Economic Crisis and the Programmatic Response of Social Democratic Parties in Europe." Party Politics 24 (1): 23-38.  
Bremer, Björn, and Guido Baldi. 2015. "The Evolution of Germany’s Net Foreign Asset Position." DIW Economic Bulletin 22+23/2015: 303-309.



April 2019 to present Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2014-2019 PhD Candidate and researcher in the ERC-Project "POLCON," European University Institute, Florence
Oct. 2018-March 2019 Visiting doctoral student, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
2016 Visiting doctoral student, London School of Economics and Political Science
2016 Visiting researcher, Berlin Social Sciences Center
2012-2014 MA, International Relations and International Economics, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
2009-2012 BA, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2016: Peter Mair Memorial Award, American Political Science Association  
2014: Membership, Phi Betta Kappa National Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University  
2010: Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

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