Close sidebar Home » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Truchlewski, Zbigniew Grzegorz Postdoctoral Fellow London School of Economics, United Kingdom Website Poland Max Weber alumnus Department of Political and Social Sciences Cohort(s): 2017/2018 Ph.D. Institution Central European University , Hungary Biography Zbigniew Truchlewski is a political economist interested in the politics of macroeconomic policies and the Euro. His methodological interests focus on panel data analysis, comparative case studies and statistical visualization. He received his PhD from the Central European University (CEU) in 2016 and was awarded the best doctoral dissertation prize for his work on the social sources of austerity in the UK and France under the supervision of Achim Kemmerling. During his time at CEU, Zbigniew was teaching assistant of comparative research methods and chaired the Political Economy Research Group (PERG). He has held visiting fellowships at Cornell University, the London School of Economics and the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to his doctoral studies, he spent some time at the European Central Bank, the European Commission and the OSCE. He graduated from Sorbonne (BA), Sciences Po Paris (MRes) and the College of Europe (MA).He has published on the political economy of the Euro, on the external governance of the Euro, on fiscal policy in Germany and Central European politics. After his PhD, he taught introductory and advanced classes in applied regression analysis and international political economy as a visiting professor at CEU in the School of Public Policy and the department of IR at the MA level. During his time at the Max Weber Programme, Zbigniew would like to publish articles and prepare a book based on my dissertation. He plans to further explore how tax systems affect the politics of fiscal austerity and how they influence tax preferences.