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Carina Schmitt

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2013-2014


Carina Schmitt

Carina Schmitt is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Social Policy Research at the University of Bremen. She studied political science and history in Mainz and received her PhD at the University of Mannheim in 2011. Carina’s main research interest concerns the quantitative analysis of public policy in rich democracies. In July 2013, she finished her habilitation with the thesis on the diffusion and convergence of economic and social policies in OECD-countries. She has published several articles on this topic in journals such as Journal of Public Policy, World Politics, West European Politics and Public Management Review. As a John F. Kennedy Memorial fellow during the academic year 2013–2014, Carina will be working on the spread of labor market reforms in Europe.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Visiting Scholar 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2013-2014, CES, Harvard University