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DIESSNER, Sebastian


Max Weber Fellow 2019-2020

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-573 (ext: 2573)
Office: VPA 209

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Mentor: Philipp Genschel
Thematic Group: Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa


Sebastian Diessner holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, completed in 2019. His doctoral dissertation focused on the political economy of central banking and central bank independence in times of crisis in Europe and Japan.

His research interests include comparative political economy, the politics of macroeconomic policy, transparency and accountability, and quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences. He also takes a keen interest in advocacy work, especially towards the European Parliament.

During his Max Weber Fellowship, Sebastian will focus on the post-crisis era of policy 'normalization' and study the rising challenges for macroeconomic policy coordination in advanced capitalist democracies.

Sebastian has taught undergraduate classes in the Politics of Economic Policy at the LSE Department of Government, and postgraduate classes in Comparative Political Economy at King's College London.

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