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)






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.

EIPCC researcher Silvia Weko recently published new research with colleagues analyzing renewable energy technology (RET) trade conflicts, concluding that after initial positioning in new markets, countries shifted to less conflictive behavior.

Brandt School Director Prof. Andreas C. Goldthau recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the EnBW Foundation for Energy and Climate Protection to discuss the lessons learned from energy dependence on Russia and what it means for supply…

The Brandt School welcomes Dr. Nigar Muradkhanli as a new postdoctoral fellow in Global Public Policy.