Evelyne Hübscher

Associate Professor
Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51
+36 1 327 3000 x2145

Evelyne Hubscher is Associate Professor at the Department of Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and a Lic Phil from the University of Zurich. Before joining CEU in 2010 she was a pre-doc at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. In 2021/2022 she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre (European University Institute, Florence).

Her research is at the intersection of comparative political economy and party politics. Evelyne has written on the economic, political and strategic determinants of unpopular reforms, in particular austerity. Recent contributions (published in the British Journal of Political Science) focus on citizen’s assessment of austerity measures and the implications of austerity for mainstream political parties and party landscapes more generally. Together with researchers from the Inter-american Development Bank, she works on a series of papers exploring how Latin American governments can design fiscal adjustments that are a) sustainable, and b) minimize political disruptions. A separate but closely related strand of her research focuses on intra-coalition policy-making dynamics and the attribution of responsibility within coalition governments.

Her work has appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, Socio-Economic Review, the Journal of Public Policy, and the Journal of Legislative Studies, among others. Her book on `The Clientelistic Turn in Welfare State Policy-Making' (2018) has been published with the ECPR Press.

At DPP, Evelyne teaches courses related to public policy, policy analysis, party politics, and social policy-making for the different MA programs and the Doctoral School. She involved in the supervision of PhD Students from both, the Public Policy and the Political Economy track and is interested in projects that focus on the political underpinnings of policy-making in a broad sense.


Ph.D. (Political Science, Comparative Politics), European University Institute, Florence (2010)
Master of Research, European University Institute, Florence (2006)
Lic. Phil. (Major: Political Science), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2004)

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