Skip to content

Christopher Wratil

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2018-2019

Residency Dates: September 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Biography

Christopher Wratil

Christopher Wratil is a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at CES. He obtained his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a thesis about citizen representation in European Union policy-making. Before joining CES, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics funded through a personal research fellowship by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Wratil’s work has appeared in major field and general interest journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, and Journal of European Public Policy.

His work on government responsiveness to public opinion in the Council of the EU has been awarded a "Best Article Award" by the American Political Science Association in 2018. His research interests are in political representation, political behavior and public opinion in international politics, with a special focus on politics in the European Union.

During his stay at CES, Wratil will work on a multi-year project analyzing videos of public deliberations of national governments in the Council of the EU. Using text-as-data methods and Bayesian measurement models the project explores how domestic political and economic factors influence governments' behavior when bargaining at the EU level.

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

Affiliations

  • Associate Member, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP), University of Cologne
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University

Publications

  • Christopher Wratil. “Territorial Representation and the Opinion-Policy Linkage: Evidence from the European Union.” American Journal of Political Science, early view, pp. 1-15.
  • Christopher Wratil. “Modes of government responsiveness in the European Union: Evidence from Council negotiation positions.” European Union Politics, 2017, pp. 1-23.
  • Christopher Wratil and Giulia Pastorella. “Dodging the bullet: How crises trigger technocrat-led governments.” European Journal of Political Research, 2017, pp. 1-23.
  • Christopher Wratil, Sara Hagemann and Sara B. Hobolt. “Government responsiveness in the European Union: Evidence from Council voting.” Comparative Political Studies, 2017, pp. 850-67.
  • Christopher Wratil and Sara B. Hobolt, “Public opinion and the crisis: The dynamics of support for the Euro”, Journal of European Public Policy, 2015, pp. 238-256.

Research Project

Debates in the Council of the European Union

Discipline

Political Science

 
Close