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Welcome to the website of Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer!

Welcome to our website! Our main focus is on the international comparison of education systems. Hence, our interests lie within the field of comparative politics, political economy, welfare state research and party politics. Both our research and teaching fall within these fields.

On the following pages you find information on the chair's team, our research, the different research projects, and courses taught at our chair.


Marius Busemeyer and Julian Garritzmann present two papers at a conference on The Politics of Education Policy at Harvard University, co-organized by the Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) at Harvard University and the ifo institute, Munich. The program can be found 'here'.

In April, Julian Garritzmann is Visiting Scholar at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, one of Konstanz' partner universities.

Marius Busemeyer, Julian Garritzmann, and Janis Vossiek participated in the Council for European Studies conference in Philadelphia, presenting several papers and organizing, among other things, a mini-symposium on the politics of higher education. More information can be found 'here'.

During this summer term, we are again organizing the Research Workshop in Comparative Political Economy. All students, staff, and researchers are very much likely to participate. There are no requirements. The program can be found 'here'.

Julian Garritzmann and Charlotte Haberstroh (Oxford) organize a workshop on The Politics of Education at the University of Konstanz. The Call for Papers can be found 'here'.

Marius Busemeyer and Susanne Haastert analysed the perception of the education reforms in Baden-Württemberg in a qualitative study and discussed the results with the interested public in Eningen. The full version of the study can be accessed 'here'.

Julian Garritzmann presented a paper on public opinion towards education policies at the "First International Conference" of the College for Interdisciplinary Education Research (CIDER), WZB Berln.

Julian Garritzmann presented a paper on public opinion towards policy- and fiscal trade-offs at the Workshop on "Political Budgeting in Europe" at Texas A&M University, College Station.

More news 'here'.

Recent Publications