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Gabriele Spilker

Module Co-Leader on trade policy and climate change
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Gabriele Spilker is Professor of „International Politics – Global Inequality“
at the the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” and the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. Her main research interests are in the area of international political economy, international cooperation, globalization and environmental politics. Her work has been published in leading political science journals, such as International Organization, the Journal of Politics and Nature Climate Change. Her teaching focuses on international politics in general and topics such as international political economy in particular. She has experience in collaborating in and leading international projects. For example, she has been the deputy director of the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) “Trade Regulation” from 2015-2017, a research program coordinating the research on international trade between economist, lawyers and political scientists.


  • Spilker, Gabriele, Quynh Nguyen and Thomas Bernauer. 2020. Trading Arguments: Opinion Updating in the Context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). International Studies Quarterly. DOI:
  • Schaffer, Lena and Gabriele Spilker. 2019. Self-interest versus Sociotropic Considerations: an Information-based Perspective to Understanding Individuals’ Trade Preferences. Review of International Political Economy 26(6), 1266-1292.
  • Spilker, Gabriele, Thomas Bernauer, In Song Kim, Helen Milner, Iain Osgood and Dustin Tingley. 2018. Trade at the margin: Estimating the economic implications of preferential trade agreements. Review of International Organization 13(2): 189-242.
  • Spilker, Gabriele, Thomas Bernauer and Víctor Umaña. 2018. What Kinds of Trade Liberalization Agreements Do People in Developing Countries Want? International Interactions 44(3): 510-536.
  • Spilker, Gabriele, Thomas Bernauer and Víctor Umaña. 2016. Selecting Partner Countries for Preferential Trade Agreements. Experimental Evidence from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Vietnam. International Studies Quarterly 60 (4): 706-718.