Global Public Policy

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Research Profile

Global public policy addresses the challenge of governing transnational phenomena in the absence of a global Leviathan. As such, it comprises policy areas as different as trade, migration, financial regulation, economic development, energy and the environment. Against the backdrop off increasingly contested policy authority in a globalized world, the research area studies the delivery of global public goods and the problem of safeguarding the global commons; the role of global networks and global public-private partnerships in producing transnational policy outcomes; the dynamics pertaining to policy transfer, diffusion and global best practice; and the policy actors involved at all governance levels.

Research project: Investigating the Systemic Impacts of the Global Energy Transition (ISIGET)






The University of Applied Sciences Erfurt and the University of Erfurt invite you to their Open Day (HIT) on Saturday, 4 May 2024. It starts at 10 a.m. on the university campus in Nordhäuser Straße and at all three campus locations of the University…

Against the backdrop of an ongoing war, private investors are deterred by the risk of destruction, which adds to the economic uncertainty that comes with clean energy projects. MPP students presented their proposal for designing a future multi-donor…

How widespread is the support for green growth in international climate politics? A new co-authored research article by EIPCC researchers Laima Eicke and Silvia Weko, published in the academic journal “Climate Policy”, analyzes the use of green…

Congratulations to Laima Eicke, who was awarded the "Best Paper Prize" of the ECPR Energy Policy Research Network for her paper "Does policy design matter for the effectiveness of local content requirements? A qualitative comparative analysis of…

In a new study published in the science journal "Climate Action", Andreas C. Goldthau, Juergen Brownstein and Konstantin Veit, use global investment data to empirically test if renewables enhance international peace.

In 2023, the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and the "Engagementpreis Stiftung" once again presented the Commitment Award. Five projects were nominated – now the winners have been awarded.

In a new study published in the journal Energy for Sustainable Development, Andreas C. Goldthau and EIPCC researchers Laima Eicke and Silvia Weko, together with other researchers, identify two key levers needed to transform Chile from a resource…

EIPCC researcher Karina Marzano recently published a new study examining digital transparency initiatives in Brazil ahead of the pending implementation of the new EU Deforestation Regulation.