Alexander Reisenbichler

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SS 3049

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  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Policy
  • International Relations


  • B.A., University of Leipzig, Germany
  • M.A., George Washington University
  • Ph.D., George Washington University

Alexander Reisenbichler

Assistant Professor


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

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