Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor da Conceição-Heldt’s research interests include the delegation of power to international organizations, European integration, global economic governance, two-level games, negotiation analysis, accountability in the digital age, as well as disruptions in politics and technology.

Professor da Conceição-Heldt received her PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her Habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From March 2012 through June 2016, she held the Chair of International Politics at TU Dresden. Previous appointments include, a guest professorship at the FU Berlin, an assistant professorship at HU Berlin and fellowships at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), and at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). From 2016 to 2021, Prof. da Conceição-Heldt was reform rector of the Hochschule für Politik München and (founding)dean of the TUM School of Governance. She is the author of over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and four monographs, several books and has edited special issues for peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Private website: https://eugenia-heldt.eu

Awards

  • Visiting Guest Professorship at Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs (2022)
  • Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Free State of Bavaria in Europe and the World (2019)
  • Fulbright Fellowship at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2015)
  • Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (1.3 Million €) (2012)
  • Heisenberg Fellowship, German Science Foundation (DFG) (2010)

2021: Orchestrating Private Investors for Development: How the World Bank Revitalizes, Regulation & Governance, First view (with Thomas Dörfler).

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2021: The (self-)empowerment of the European Central Bank during the sovereign debt crisis, Journal of European Integration 43(1): 83-98 (with Tony Mueller).

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2021: The Limits of Transparency: Expert Knowledge and Meaningful Accountability in Central Banking, Government & Opposition, First view, 1-16 (with Lisa Herzog).

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2019: Legacies and innovations in global economic governance since Bretton Woods, Review of International Political Economy 26(6): 1089-1111 (with Orfeo Fioretos).

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2019: Explaining coherence in international regime complexes: How the World Bank shapes the field of multilateral development finance, Review of International Political Economy, 26:6, 1160-1186 (with Henning Schmidtke).

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