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Dr. Ronny Patz

Dr. Ronny Patz

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Deputy Gender Equality Officer, Faculty for Social Sciences


Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Politische Systeme und Europäische Integration
Oettingenstraße 67
80538 München

Room: G 102
Phone: +49 (0) 89/2180-9045
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9042

Office hours:
by appointment via e-mail or phone

Work group

DFG-Project "Resource Mobilization in International Public Administrations" as part of the DFG-Research-Unit 'International Public Administration'

Further Information


Ronny Patz is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Chair in Political Systems and European Integration at the Department of Political Science (Geschwister-Scholl-Institute) at the University of Munich. His current research focuses on budgeting in international organisations, in particular in the European Union and the United Nations system.

Before joining LMU in June 2014, he has been working at the EU Office of Transparency International in Brussels on the transparency, integrity and accountability of EU institutions closely following the 2014 EU elections.

Ronny has studied political science at Freie Universität Berlin as well as Central and Eastern European transitions at Tartu Ülikool (Estonia). During and after his studies, he has worked for the Estonian Ministry of Education, for the German EU Council Presidency (at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg) and in pre-electoral assistance at the Council of Europe Field Office in Moldova. In 2009, he joined Potsdam University (Germany) as an academic assistant, doctoral research and lecturer, teaching courses on political science methods and on the German political system in the European context. He received his PhD from Potsdam University in 2014.

Since 2008, he is also a blogger on European affairs and EU-related research. His blog can be found at He is also tweeting as @ronpatz.

Recent publications

Selected functions at conferences and workshops


Undergraduate Courses

  • European Studies Intensive, Munich International Summer University (MISU) 2014, 2015, 2016 
  • German Politics in its European Context, Potsdam (in German) Winter 2010-11 
  • Introduction to Political Science Methods, Potsdam (in German) Winter 2009-10
Graduate Courses