Prof. Dr. Thomas Rixen


Former Staff Member of the Research Department


Thomas Rixen is Professor of Comparative Public Policy at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Bamberg. He was a research fellow in the department of Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions from 2007 to 2012, and is guest at Global Governance department in March and April 2019. During his visit at the WZB, he will work on his project “Design of Financial Governance (DEFIGO)” and his work package within the Horizon 2020 consortium “Combatting Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators (COFFERS). He holds a PhD from Jacobs University Bremen (with distinction), where he was affiliated with the Collaborative Research Center (Sfb) “Transformations of the State”. He studied in Bonn, Hamburg, Paris, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rixen's research focuses on international and comparative political economy and the theory of institutions; it deals with public finances and the governance of financial markets. He has taught courses on, among others, global governance, theories of institutions, international and comparative political economy and tax policy at the universities in Bremen, Berlin, Potsdam and Lucerne.