Julia Langbein joined ZOiS in January 2020 and leads the research area ‘Political economy and integration’. Her research focus lies in the field of international and comparative political economy (with a focus on Eastern Europe), European integration (EU enlargement and the Eastern Partnership) and institutional development. In her research she deals with the integration of (semi-) peripheral economies in transnational markets and value chains and consequences for their economic and political development. Her regional focus lies on Eastern Europe and European economic integration, also taking into account the role of China’s economic engagement. She holds a degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin and a master’s in Russian studies from the European University Institute in St Petersburg. After receiving her PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Julia was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe (Research Group) ‘The transformative power of Europe’ and scientific coordinator of two EU-funded collaborative research projects at the Centre for European Integration at the Free University of Berlin. She also held visiting fellowships at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv, and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
Coordinator research cluster
Externally funded project
- Economic integration and development in Eastern Europe
- Regime (in)stability in the post-Soviet space
- European economic integration (special foci on EU enlargement and the Eastern Partnership)
- China’s economic engagement in Eastern Europe