Doctoral Fellow

Doctoral Fellow Andreas EislAndreas Eisl

Discipline: Political Science
Supervisor: Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po), Martin Höpner (MPIfG, Cologne)
Enrolled: October 2015

The Politics of Budgetary Constraints: An Analysis of National Fiscal Frameworks in the Eurozone

My dissertation project studies the variation in the design, timing, and stringency of national fiscal frameworks in the Eurozone. These frameworks consist of country-specific configurations of numerical fiscal rules, independent fiscal councils, and different types of compliance mechanisms.

On the one hand, I am interested in identifying the factors driving the observed differences in national fiscal frameworks, on the other hand, I analyze the consequences of these differences for budgetary outcomes and fiscal framework compliance.

In contrast to most of the existing literature I use a mostly qualitative approach, entailing several in-depth case studies. I draw on interviews with political decision makers, public officials and experts, qualitative country reports, parliamentary debates, and newspaper articles.

Most Recent Publications

Eisl, A. (forthcoming): Leaving our 'comfort zones' to measure and evaluate austerity? Lecture croisée. Gouvernement et action publique.

Eisl, A. (2017): Explaining Variation in Public Debt: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Governance. MaxPo Discussion Paper 17/1.´

Eisl, A. and Koch, A. (2015): Geographic Modeling: Approaching Reality Land Use Simulation Pragmatically. GI_Forum – Journal for Geographic Information Science. 1/2015. 51-60.

In Peer-Review

Eisl, A. (2016): Explaining Variation in Public Debt: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Governance.

Conferences Visited

  • September 06-09, 2017: ECPR General Conference (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • June 24-26, 2016: SASE 28th Annual Conference (University of California Berkeley, USA)
  • November 27-28, 2015: Tag der Politikwissenschaft 2015 (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • July 7-10, 2015: GI_Forum 2015 (University of Salzburg, Austria)


  • Lecturer, Political Science, Reims Euro-American Campus. Sciences Po, Reims, Spring 2016
  • Teaching assistant to Cornelia Woll, Master course, International Political Economy. Sciences Po, Paris, Spring 2016
  • Teaching assistant to Emiliano Grossman, Master core curriculum course, Democracy in Hard Times. Political Science, Reims Euro-American Campus, Sciences Po, Reims, Spring 2016
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