Sebastian Koehler

Political Economy and Research Methods

King's College London

Department of Political Economy

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I am a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and proud father of a lovely daughter. Since March 2022 I am the Academic Convenor of the ECPR Methods School. I am also a member of the editorial board of SN Social Sciences, and serve as the convenor of the ECPR standing group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice.

My main research interests are in the fields of Political Economy and Political Science. I focus on understanding the role of institutions and their impact on strategic interactions in politics, in particular regarding lobbying, legislative politics, as well as bargaining and political decision-making. I emphasize a strong connection of formal theory and empirical analysis. Methodologically, I am interested in network analysis and methods of causal inference.

As a proponent of open science, I seek to improve research practices in the discipline. My blog is part of this effort.

You can download my CV here.


Jul 27, 2022 My colleague Patrícia Calca from CIES-ISCTE and I have been awarded a research grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation for our project POLE - Patterns of Legislative Behaviour.
Nov 8, 2021 From December 2021, I will be a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.

selected publications

  1. Fiscal Governance in the Eurozone: How Effectively Does the Stability and Growth Pact Limit Governmental Debt in the Euro Countries?
    Koehler, Sebastian, and König, Thomas
    Political Science Research and Methods 2015
  2. Lobbying, Political Uncertainty and Policy Outcomes
    Koehler, Sebastian
  3. Data Access, Transparency, and Replication: New Insights from the Political Behavior Literature
    Stockemer, Daniel, Koehler, Sebastian, and Lentz, Tobias
    PS: Political Science & Politics 2018