Julia Langbein has been leading the ZOiS research cluster Political Economy and Integration since January 2020. In her research, she deals with the integration of (semi-) peripheral economies into transnational markets and value chains and the consequences for their economic and political development. Her regional focus lies on Eastern Europe and European economic integration, while also taking into account the role of China’s economic engagement. She holds a degree in Political Science from the Freie Universität 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, Langbein 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 Freie Universität 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.
Head of research cluster
Externally funded projects
- 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