Michael M. Bechtel

Associate Professor of Political Science
Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research Fellow
PhD, University of Konstanz
research interests:
  • International and Comparative Political Economy
  • Political Behavior
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contact info:

office hours:

  • By Appointment

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1063
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Bechtel's research explores how countries can design policies to successfully address international economic and environmental problems.

Current projects examine mass support for global climate cooperation, the politics of natural disasters, and policy responses to economic crises. Much of Bechtel's scholarly work uses original survey data in combination with experimental designs and causal inference techniques to study solutions to major policy challenges.