Advising and Jobs


There are currently no open positions available in our lab. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us directly. Please note the following:

  1. Find out whether any of my research is of interest to you.
  2. Graduate students: please prepare a short, one-page summary of what your research is supposed to be about, which literature it builds on, and, most importantly, which research question it will answer and how. Working in my lab requires a solid analytical understanding of political institutions and behavior, basic knowledge of game theory, and methodological skills that include familiarity with multiple regression analysis and the logic of causal inference.
  3. Undergraduate students: please send me a transcript, a writing sample, and a short description of why you are interested in becoming a research assistant. Also, briefly list the research design and quantitative methods training you have received so far. If you have not been trained in methods, you will have to acquire these skills.


  • • 18 Mar 2024, Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, Milan
  • • 14 Mar 2024, Climate Politics Workshop, Bocconi University, Milan
  • • 29 Feb 2024, Political Economy Lunch, Hertie School, Berlin
  • • 14 Dec 2023, Political Science Speaker Series, University of Stuttgart
  • • 7 Sep 2023, International Relations Speaker Series, Harvard University
  • • 22-24 Jun 2023, EPSA Annual Conference, Glasgow

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Contact Information

Michael M. Bechtel
Institute for Political Science and European Affairs
Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2
50931 Köln
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