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.

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 2018

Mas­ter­arbeit De­fen­sio

Net­work Gov­ernance in a Com­par­at­ive Per­spect­ive


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.

Se­lec­ted pub­lic­a­tions are lis­ted below:

  1. Ebinger, Falk/Richter, Phil­ipp (2015): De­cent­ral­iz­ing for Per­form­ance? A second look at Func­tional Re­forms in the Ger­man Länder. In­ter­na­tional Re­view of Ad­min­is­trat­ive Sciences. Pub­lished on­line be­fore print on Oc­to­ber 19, 2015 as doi:10.1177/0020852315586916

  2. Bogumil, Jörg/Ebinger, Falk (2014): Leis­tungs­ver­gleiche zwis­chen Lernen und Kon­trolle. Die In­sti­tu­tion­al­is­ier­ung von In­nov­a­tion durch die Ge­meindeprüfung­san­stalt NRW. dms – der mo­d­erne staat – Zeits­chrift für Pub­lic Policy, Recht und Man­age­ment. Son­der­heft 1: 125-140.

  3. Ebinger, Falk (2013): Wege zur guten Bürokratie. Erklärung­sansätze und Evid­enz zur Leis­tungsfähigkeit öffent­licher Ver­wal­tun­gen. Reihe Staatslehre und polit­ische Ver­wal­tung. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

  4. Ebinger, Falk/Grohs, Stephan/Reiter, Ren­ate (2011): The Per­form­ance of De­cent­ral­isa­tion Strategies Com­pared. Local Gov­ern­ment Stud­ies 37 (5), S. 553-575.

  5. Ebinger, Falk/Schmitt, Car­ina (2010): Alles eine Frage des Man­age­ments? Wie Auto­nom­ierechte die Hand­lungs­freiheit des ad­min­is­trat­iven Führung­sper­son­als bee­in­flussen. PVS – Polit­ische Vier­teljahress­chrift, Heft 51/1, S. 69-93.