Assistant Professor Alex Reisenbichler

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Degrees: Ph.D. and M.A. George Washington University, B.A. University of Leipzig


Office:      MN 5140

Office Hours:   Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00pm

Alexander Reisenbichler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Reasearch Coordinator of the Joint Initiative of German and European Studies (JIGES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. His work explores the politics of housing, financial, and labor markets in advanced economies, with regional specializations in Western Europe and the United States. 

Alexander's current research investigates how public policies shape the political economies of homeownership in the United States and Germany from a comparative, historical perspective. For this research, he has received support from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, the Free University Berlin’s Program for Advanced German and European Studies, and the Johns Hopkins University’s American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Parts of this project have also been recognized by the American Political Science Association’s European Politics & Society section (Best Paper Award in 2017).

His work has appeared in Politics & Society, the Review of International Political Economy, West European Politics, Foreign Affairs, and in several other outlets