Björn Bremer

Assistant Professor
Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51

Björn Bremer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Central European University. He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in 2019 and holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he was Senior Researcher in Comparative and International Political Economy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.

His research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, international political economy, and political behavior. He is particularly interested in the politics of macroeconomic policies, welfare state politics, and the political consequences of economic crises. His first book, “Austerity from the Left: Social Democratic Parties in the Shadows of the Great Recession”, was published by Oxford University Press in 2023. Some of his other work has, amongst others, appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, Political Science Research and Methods, the Review of International Political Economy, and the Socio-Economic Review.


PhD in Political and Social Science, European University Institute (2019)
MRes in Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (2015)
MA in International Relations and International Economics, Johns Hopkins University SAIS (2014)
BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, University of Oxford (2012)

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