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 democratic representation, political behavior and public opinion, with a special focus on politics in the European Union.
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.
Associate Member, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP), University of Cologne
Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University
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.