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Thilo Bodenstein

Associate Professor
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and Int
Central European University


Thilo Bodenstein is Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and director of the MA programme. Before he came to Budapest he was a senior researcher at the Center for Development Studies in Bonn, a Jean Monnet Chair at Freie Universität Berlin and a Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. His research interests include public policy, international political economy, development and transition studies and research methods. He is author of Wege zum Weltmarkt: Die Politik der außenwirtschaftlichen Öffnung in den Transformationsstaaten. Some of his most recent work appeared in European Journal of Political Research and European Union Politics.

Research Interest

International Relations, Public Policy.


  • Bodenstein T, Furness M. Is the European Mediterranean Policy Incentive Compatible? Insights from a Screening Model. European Union Politics. 2009;10(3):381-401.

  • Bodenstein T, Kemmerling A. Ripples in a Rising Tide: Why Some EU Regions Receive More Structural Funds than Others. European Integration online Papers (EIoP). 2012;16.

  • Bailer S, Bodenstein T, Heinrich F. Explaining the Strength of Civil Society: Evidence from Cross-Sectional Data. International Political Science Review. 2013;34(3):289-309.

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