Department of Political Science
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Alexander Reisenbichler

Alexander Reisenbichler

Office Hours — By appointment

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Major — Comparative Politics

Minor — Methods

Current Research

Comparative Political Economy of Advanced Industrialized Countries and Institutional Theory


BA University of Leipzig, Germany


I am a PhD candidate, with a focus on comparative political economy of advanced industrialized states and institutional change in the international financial system. I have been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, conducting research on labor, financial, and housing markets. Prior to GW, I worked as a research associate with a political foundation at the United Nations in New York.


Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgan,  “From 'Sick Man' to 'Miracle': Explaining the Robustness of the German Labor Market During and After the Financial Crisis 2008-09,” Politics & Society vol. 40 no. 4 (December 2012). [download]

Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgan. “How Germany Won the Euro Crisis: And Why Its Gains Could Be Fleeting.” Foreign Affairs. Web. June 2013.