Björn Bremer

European University Institute

Björn Bremer is a PhD Candidate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and a doctoral researcher in the ERC-funded research project POLCON. Mr. Bremer studies the political economy of advanced economies and his main research interests are the politics of macroeconomic policies and the political consequences of economic crises. In his PhD, he examines the fiscal policies that social democratic parties adopted in response to the Great Recession.
Mr. Bremer 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. He previously worked at the Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington, DC, and was involved in two research projects at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. He was also a visiting lecturer in Political Economy at the University of Lucerne and a visiting researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He is a 2018-2019 participant in AICGS’ project “A German-American Dialogue of the Next Generation: Global Responsibility, Joint Engagement,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

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