Dr. Esther Ademmer


Senior Research Fellow and Scientific Coordinator (research project EU-STRAT)


01/2013 Dr. rer pol. Political Science, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Freie Universität Berlin
07/2009 M.A. International Relations, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Universität Potsdam
2008 Non-Degree Exchange Student, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
11/2007 B.A. European Studies, Universität Osnabrück


since 04/2018 Interim professor of Comparative Politics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
since 07/2013

Research Associate, Institute for the World Economy, Kiel

04/2016 - 03/2018

Research Associate, Center for European Integration, Freie Universität Berlin

01/2015 - 03/2016 Research Associate, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
08/2012 - 06/2013 Fox Fellow, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
09/2009 - 08/2012
Doctoral Fellow, Research College "The Transformative Power of Europe", Freie Universität Berlin

Research Interests

  • European Integration and Governance
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Institutional Change in Transition Countries

Current Research Projects:

Monographs and edited volumes

  • Ademmer, E. (2017). Russia's Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space - The Contested Neighbourhood. Routledge, London (published September 2016).
  • Ademmer, E., Delcour, L. and Wolczuk, K. (2016). Beyond Geopolitics: The Impact of the EU and Russia in the "Contested Neighborhood". Eurasian Geography and Economics, Special Issue 57(1).

Refereed journal articles and book chapters

  • Ademmer, E. (2017). Capitalist Diversity and Compliance: Economic Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe after EU Accession. Journal of European Public Policy. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1285343.
  • Beckmann, J., Ademmer, E., Belke, A., Schweickert, R. (2017). The political economy of the impossible trinity. European Journal of Political Economy, 47, 102-123.
  • Ademmer, E., Delcour, L. (2016). With a little help from Russia? The European Union and visa liberalization with post-Soviet states. Eurasian Geography and Economics 57(1), 89-112.
  • Ademmer, E., Delcour, L. and Wolczuk, K. (2016). Beyond Geopolitics: exploring the impact of the EU and Russia in the “contested neighborhood”. Eurasian Geography and Economics 57(1), 1-18.
  • Ademmer, E., Dreher, F. (2016). Constraining Political Budget Cycles: Media Strength and Fiscal Institutions in the Enlarged EU. Journal of Common Market Studies, 54(3), 508-524.
  • Ademmer, E. (2015). Interdependence and EU-demanded Policy Change in a Shared Neighbourhood. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(5), 671-689.
  • Ademmer, E., Börzel, T. (2013). Migration, Energy and Good Governance in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood. Europe Asia Studies, 65(4), 581-608.

Other articles, book chapters and working papers

  • Ademmer, E., Bencek, D., Stöhr, T. (2017). Determinants of public attitudes towards immigrants and immigration. In: MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe. Kiel: Institut für Weltwirtschaft
  • Ademmer, E., Boeing-Reicher, C., Boysen-Hogrefe, J., Gern, K.-J., Stolzenburg, U. (2016) “Euro-area fiscal stance: definition, implementation and democratic legitimacy”, in-depth analysis provided at the request of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, Brussels: European Parliament.
  • Ademmer, E., (2016). Zu den möglichen Auswirkungen eines "Brexit", in: K.-J. Gern, P. Hauber, N. Jannsen, S. Kooths, M. Plödt und M. Wolters (2016). Getrübte Aussichten für die Weltkonjunktur. Kieler Konjunkturberichte Nr. 15 (2016|1). Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel (Kasten 3: 32-33).
  • Ademmer, E., Barsbai, T., Lücke, M., Stöhr, T. (2015). 30 Years of Schengen: Internal Blessing, External Curse?. Kiel Policy Brief, 14 pp.
  • Ademmer, E., Melnykovska, I., Schweickert, R. (2013). Warum die Freihandelsofferte der EU nicht zieht: Lehren aus dem Debakel von Vilnius. IfW Fokus, 154, Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel
  • Ademmer, E. (2012). The Process of Visa Facilitation in the European Neighbourhood - A Tool in Need of Refinement. K. Böttger, T.A. Börzel (eds), Policy Change in the EU‘s Immediate Neighbourhood: A Sectoral Approach. Nomos, Berlin.
  • Ademmer, E. (2011). You make Us do What We Want! The Usage of External Actors and Policy Conditionality in the European Neighborhood, KFG Working Paper No. 32, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin.