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.






Our PhD student Karina Marzano together with Artur Monteiro (Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) in Potsdam, Alexander von Humboldt International Climate Protection Fellowship) and Carlos Rittl (Senior Fellow at…

In his OpEd for the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Forum, Professor Andreas Goldthau argues that green industrial policy needs to go hand in hand with open markets. Short of that, learning curves will flatten.


The brief elaborates on the challenges faced by the coal-dependent Indian state of Jharkhand in clean energy transition.

After publishing his article "Protect global supply chains for low-carbon technologies" in Nature, Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau offered his take on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the clear-energy transition to the University of Erfurt's…

COVID-19’s effects have caused global supply chains to buckle and break. Of the many sectors affected, one is particularly worrying — low-carbon energy.

Students from Professor Goldthaus Energy Transition Course, together with the IASS Potsdam, developed recommendations on how countries of the Global South should deal with the EU climate policy, more precisely possible carbon taxes.

"Petrostates don’t have a resilient strategy for the post-carbon age", Professor Andreas Goldthau tells Austria’s Kurier on August 15th, 2020.

The Brandt-School welcomes Almut Mohr as the new research associate at the Franz Haniel Chair of Public Policy.