Prof. Dr. Thomas Rixen
Thomas Rixen, political scientist and economist, is a senior research fellow in the research unit “Transnational Conflicts and International Institutions”. He holds a PhD from Jacobs University Bremen (with distinction), where he was affiliated with the Collaborative Research Center (Sfb) “Transformations of the State”. He studied in Bonn, Hamburg, Paris, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rixen's research focuses on international and comparative political economy and the theory of institutions; it deals with public finances and the governance of financial markets. He has taught courses on, among others, global governance, theories of institutions, international and comparative political economy and tax policy at the universities in Bremen, Berlin, Potsdam and Lucerne.