Dr. Patrick Maximilian Weber

Short bio

As a research associate, I am currently working at the Chair of International Politics and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. My research focuses on economic sanctions and international political economy. In addition, I am teaching courses in economics and political science at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg and the University of Lucerne.

From October 2016 to November 2019, I pursued my Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Decision Sciences at the University of Konstanz – and completed a research stay at Rice University in Houston, Texas. My dissertation, “The Imposition and Effectiveness of Sanctions: ‘It’s the Economy, Stupid!’”, focuses on the role of economic actors in sender states that impose sanctions against a target – and how the involvement of these actors shapes the whole sanctioning process. During my post-graduate studies, I was involved in the “EUSANCT” research project on supranational coercion by the European Union funded by the German Research Foundation and the Polish National Science Center.

I studied Political Economy at the University of Konstanz and Economics at the University of Mannheim and the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.


SCHNEIDER, Gerald; WEBER, Patrick M. 2019. “Biased, But Surprisingly Effective: Economic Coercion after the End of the Cold War.” CESifo Forum 20 (4), pp. 9-13.

STEPIEN, Beata; WEBER, Patrick M. 2019. “Passive, Aggressive or Creative? Adjustment Strategies of Companies Affected by Sanctions.” In: VAN TULDER, Rob; VERBEKE, Alain; JANKOWSKA, Barbara, eds. International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 14). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 131-156.

SCHNEIDER, Gerald; WEBER, Patrick M. 2018. “Wirtschaftskriege.” In: VOIGT, Rüdiger, ed. Handbuch Staat. Berlin: Springer VS, pp. 1971-1980.

SCHNEIDER, Gerald; WEBER, Patrick M. 2018. “Punishing Putin: EU Sanctions Are More than Paper Tigers.” In: stars insights. Weinfelden: stars - for Leaders of the Next Generation.