Keller, Eileen

Senior researcher

Franco-German Institute, Germany


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2014/2015

Ph.D. Institution

Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


I have conducted my doctoral research at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt University and, as a guest researcher, at the Max Planck Sciences Po Centre on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, Sciences Po Paris. The defence of the thesis is planned for late 2014.
My dissertation deals with how the future role of banks, relative to that of other financial channels, was redefined in the aftermath of the financial crisis that began in 2007, both domestically in Germany and France and within the framework of global and European banking reforms. The thesis shows, by drawing on document analysis as well as several dozens of interviews, how collectively shared policy preferences and shifts may result from interactive processes of agenda-building and perceived interest convergence.
In general, my research interests are in the comparative study of developments in open political economies, and in patterns of stability and change in financial sectors. From a methodological point of view, my research is predominantly case-oriented and combines within case and across cases comparisons.
Fields of Expertise:
Comparative and international political economy, decision making and agenda setting in multi-level systems, institutionalist approaches to stability and change, the politics of banking regulation.
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