Prof. Dr.

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt

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Office

Room: H.403
E-Mail: eugenia.heldt@hfp.tum.de
Website: www.eugenia-heldt.eu

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Secretary

Room: H.402
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 011
E-Mail: governance@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt holds the chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology since July 2016. Her research interests include the delegation of power to international organizations, European integration, global economic governance, two-level games, negotiation analysis, accountability in the digital age, as well as disruptions in politics and technology.

She received her PhD in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin and completed her Habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From March 2012 through June 2016 she held the chair of International Politics at TU Dresden. Previous appointments include, a guest professorship at the FU Berlin, an assistant professorship at HU Berlin and fellowships at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, at the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), and at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2016 to 2021, Prof. da Conceição-Heldt was reform rector of the Hochschule für Politik München and (founding) dean of the TUM School of Governance.

She is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and four monographs, several books and has edited special issues for peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Review of International Political Economy, Negotiation Journal, International Negotiations, International Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Global Society and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

List of Publications

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Prestigious Distinctions

  • 2022: Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs
  • 2019: Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the Free State of Bavaria in Europe and the World
  • 2015: Fulbright Fellowship at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2012: Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (1.3 Million €)
  • 2010: Heisenberg Fellowship, German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • 2009: Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington D.C. (declined)
  • 2007-2008: Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute (Florence)

Publications

2023

  • Heldt, Eugenia C.; Ríos Camacho, Elena; Mueller, Tony: In Europe we trust: selecting and empowering EU institutions in disruptive circumstances. Journal of European Integration, 2023, 1-21 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Europe’s Global Gateway: A New Instrument of Geopolitics. Politics and Governance 11 (4), 2023 more…

2022

  • Gastinger, Markus; Heldt, Eugénia C: Measuring actual discretion of the European Commission: Using the discretion index to guide empirical research. European Union Politics 23 (3), 2022, 541–558 more…
  • Heldt, Eugenia C.; Dörfler, Thomas: Orchestrating private investors for development: How the World Bank revitalizes. Regulation & Governance 16 (4), 2022, 1382-1398 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: China und die BRICS in globalen ökonomischen Institutionen. In: Schirm, Stefan A.; Busch, Andreas.; Lütz, Susanne.; Walter, Stefanie.; Zimmermann, Hubert. (Ed.): De-Globalisierung. Nomos, 2022, 123-138 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Herzog, Lisa: The Limits of Transparency: Expert Knowledge and Meaningful Accountability in Central Banking. Government and Opposition 57 (2), 2022, 217-232 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mello, Patrick A.; Novoselova, Anna; Ramon Serrano Oswald, Omar: Persistence Against the Odds: How Entrepreneurial Agents Helped the UN Joint Inspection Unit to Prevail. Global Policy 13 (2), 2022, 235-246 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Müller, Tony: Bringing Independence and Accountability Together: Mission Impossible for the European Central Bank? Journal of European Integration 44 (6), 2022, 837-853 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C; Mello, Patrick A; Novoselova, Anna; Serrano Oswald, Omar Ramon: When Do International Organizations Engage in Agency Slack? A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of United Nations Institutions. Global Studies Quarterly 2 (3), 2022 more…

2021

  • Csehi, Robert; Heldt, Eugenia C.: Populism as a ‘corrective’ to trade agreements? ‘America First’ and the readjustment of NAFTA. International Politics, 2021 more…
  • Heldt, Eugenia C.: A new delegation design for EU governance: how preference cohesiveness of multiple principals shapes the European Commission’s discretion in trade negotiations. Comparative European Politics, 2021 more…
  • Heldt, Eugenia C.; Müller, Tony: The (self-)empowerment of the European Central Bank during the sovereign debt crisis. Journal of European Integration 43 (1), 2021, 83-98 more…

2020

  • Heldt, Eugenia C.: China’s “Health Silk Road” Offensive: How the West should Respond. Global Policy Opinion, 2020 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mueller, Tony: Sinkende Bedeutung der UNO: Stärkung informeller Organisationen. In: Molls, Michael; Eberspächer, Jörg; Auernhammer, Hermann; Färber, Georg; Herbst-Gaebel, Birgit; Lindemann, Udo; Mainzer, Klaus; Petry, Winfried; Reichwald, Ralf; Scheurle, Jürgen; Hemmen van, Leo; Wilderer, Peter (Ed.): Wissenschaft, Vernunft & Nachhaltigkeit. Technische Universität München, 2020 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mahrenbach, Laura C.: Reforming International Organizations: How Partisanship and Ministerial Control Shape States Preferences towards the World Bank. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 26 (4), 2020, 601–627 more…

2019

  • Fioretos, Orfeo; Heldt, Eugénia C.: Legacies and innovations in global economic governance since Bretton Woods. Review of International Political Economy 26 (6), 2019, 1089-1111 more…
  • Heldt, Eugenia C.; Schmidtke, Henning: Global Democracy in Decline? Global Governance 25 (2), 2019, 231-254 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Contested EU trade governance: transparency conundrums in TTIP negotiations. Comparative European Politics 18 (2), 2019, 215-232 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Time in Multilateral Negotiations and International Organizations in Time. In: Klaus H. Goetz (Ed.): Oxford Handbook of Time and Politics. Oxford University Press, 2019 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Schmidtke, Henning: Explaining coherence in international regime complexes: How the World Bank shapes the field of multilateral development finance. Review of International Political Economy 26 (6), 2019, 1160-1186 more…

2018

  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: European Policy Failure during the Refugee Crisis: Partial Empowerment, Reluctant Agents, a Cacophony of Voices, and Unilateral Action. EUI Working Papers RSCAS, 2018 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Lost in internal evaluation? Accountability and insulation at the World Bank. Contemporary Politics 24 (5), 2018, 568-587 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mahrenbach, Laura C.: Rising Powers in Global Economic Governance: Mapping the Flexibility-Empowerment Nexus. Global Policy 10 (1), 2018, 19-28 more…

2017

  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Regaining Control of Errant Agents? Agency Slack at the European Commission and the World Health Organization. Cooperation and Conflict 52 (4), 2017, 469–484 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Multiple Principals’ preferences, Types of Control Mechanisms, and Agent’s Discretion in Trade Negotiations. In: Tom Delreux; Johan Adriaensen (Ed.): The Principal Agent Model and the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Shaping Global Trade Governance Rules: New Powers’ Hard and Soft Strategies of Influence at the WTO. European Foreign Affairs Review 22 (Special Issue), 2017, 19-36 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Mello, P.A.: Two-Level Games in Foreign Policy Analysis. In: Cameron Thies (Ed.): Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis. Oxford University Press, 2017, 1-31 more…
  • Heldt, Eugénia C.; Schmidtke, H.: Measuring the Empowerment of International Organizations: The Evolution of Financial and Staff Capabilities. Global Policy 8 (S5), 2017, 51-61 more…

2016

  • Heldt, Eugénia C.: Verantwortungszurechnung im EU-Mehrebenensystem während der Eurokrise: Wer kontrollierte die Troika-Institutionen? Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 26 (1), 2016, 115-129 more…