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Alex Reisenbichler

Assistant Professor

Alexander Reisenbichler is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and research coordinator of the Joint Initiative of German and European Studies (JIGES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs and 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. 

His book, Through the Roof: Housing, Capitalism, and the State in America and Germany, is under contract with Cambridge University Press. It explains the highly divergent trajectories of American and German housing policies throughout the past century. His academic articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, Politics & Society, the Review of International Political Economy, Socio-Economic Review, West European Politics, and Foreign Affairs.

He is a former John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

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


Political economy; European politics; social policy