Thomas Rixen

Political scientist and economist, senior research fellow in the research unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions”, PhD from Jacobs University Bremen.

Positions held

2008-2009 to 2013-2014 Associate researcher(s),
2014-2015 to today Collaborator(s),



Dr. Thomas Rixen, political scientist and economist, joined the scientific staff of the research unit, “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions,” in November 2007. He studied in Bonn, Hamburg, Paris, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prior to his engagement at the WZB, he was a researcher with the Collaborative Research Center 597, “Transformations of the State,” at the Jacobs University of Bremen, and a scientific staff member in the office of a Member of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). Rixen’s research focuses on international political economy and the theory of institutions; his research in 2014 dealt, in particular, with institutional (non-)change in international taxation.

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