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Dr. Falk Ebinger

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Biographical Sketch

Falk Ebinger is Assistant Professor at the Department of Management's Institute for Public Management and Governance at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien). He holds a M.A. in Public Policy & Management from the University of Konstanz, Germany and earned a doctorate (Dr.rer.soc.) at the Faculty for Social Science at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Before joining the WU he worked for several years as research fellow at the Chair for Public Administration & Regional Politics at Ruhr-University Bochum and as senior research fellow and substitute professor for Administrative Science at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. He is alumnus of the Mercator Global Young Faculty and of Ruhr-University Bochum Research School. His academic work and research has been published in scholarly outlets such as International Review of Administrative Sciences, Local Government Studies, Politische Vierteljahresschrift as well as in numerous books and edited volumes.
A comprehensive CV with complete publication list and teaching experience can be found here.

Research Interests

Falk Ebinger's research interests lie within public sector research with an emphasis on institutionalization, performance and reform of public administrations on all administrative levels, multilevel governance, public finance and bureaucratic elites. Falk Ebinger engaged in more than a dozen third party funded research projects and is actively advising several state and local governments in Germany.

Organizational institutionalism; public administration; public management; agencification; local government; decentralization; subnational administration; performance evaluation, politicization; civil servants; core executives; administrative supervision, Verwaltungswissenschaft; Öffentliche Verwaltung; Landesverwaltung; Kommunalverwaltung; Dezentralisierung


Falk Ebinger teaches across a broad range of subject areas within public management and governance, public policy, public finances and research methods at undergraduate, graduate and executive level.

Courses Taught in Summer Term 2020

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Research Projects and Publications

A comprehensive list of research projects Falk Ebinger is involved in as well as a list of his publications can be found in the FIDES documentation.

Most recent publications:

  1. Ebinger, Falk/Veit, Sylvia/Fromm, Nadin (accepted for publication): The Partisan-Professional-Dichotomy revisited: Politicization and Decision-Making of Senior Civil Servants. Public Administration.

  2. Ebinger, Falk/Kuhlmann, Sabine/Bogumil, Jörg (2019) Territorial reforms in Europe: effects on administrative performance and democratic participation, Local Government Studies, 45:1, 1-23, DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2018.1530660

  3. Veit, Sylvia/Fromm, Nadin/Ebinger, Falk (2018): „‘NEIN‘ zu sagen ist eine unserer wichtigsten Pflichten.“ Politisierung, Rollenverständnis und Entscheidungsverhalten von leitenden Ministerialbeamt*innen in Deutschland. der moderne staat – dms 11(2). DOI: 10.3224/dms.v11i2.02

  4. Ebinger, Falk/Lux, Nicolas/Kintzinger, Christoph/Garske, Benjamin (2018): Die Deutsche Verwaltungselite der Regierungen Brandt bis Merkel II. Herkunft, Zusammensetzung und Politisierung der Führungskräfte in den Bundesministerien mit besonderem Fokus auf die 17. Legislaturperiode 2009-2013. dms – der moderne staat 11(2). DOI: 10.3224/dms.v11i2.01

  5. Ebinger, Falk/Zabler, Steffen/Person, Christian, Niemann, Friederike-Sophie, Geißler, René (2018): Wirksame Finanzaufsicht über die Kommunen. Dimensionen und Determinanten der Umsetzungspraxis. dms – der moderne staat 11(1). DOI: 10.3224/dms.v11i1.02