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Eva Ziegler, M.A.

Research Associate and PhD Candidate


Department of Political Science
Chair for Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Room: H002
Phone: +49 (0) 89/2180 9094
Fax: +49 (0) 89/2180 9092

Office hours:
By agreement

Eva Ziegler is working since October 2016 as a research assistant at the Chair of Empirical Political Research and Policy Analysis at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science. Her research focus lies in social network analysis and arms trade. In her doctoral thesis she is investigating as a member of the DFG-Project “International Trade of Arms: A Network Approach” the export, transfer and import of arms with a quantitatively-oriented network approach. Please refer to the project’s website for general information and to gain more insight on current work the research blog.

Eva Ziegler gained her Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2014 and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2015 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In her Bachelor’s Thesis (see here) in Political Science she analysed empirically the theoretical approaches of EU implementation research why some EU countries are more likely to break EU laws than others. As a graduate of the M.A. International Political Economy at the King’s College London (2015/2016) she investigated in her Master’s Thesis the so-called political resource curse of oil from the perspective of an empirical problem. Based on a replication of a study one could determine that the topic is still highly disputed in academia as theory and the applied methodology are in most cases not properly aligned. Considering e.g. reverse causality problems, the relative high number of missing data in resource curse studies and other endogeneity problems one can still conclude that a resource curse has been prevalent since the re-nationalisation of oil companies since the 1970ies.