Gabriele Spilker is Associate Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Salzburg. She completed her PhD at ETH Zurich in September 2009. Before joining the University of Salzburg she was a postdoctoral researcher in the "International Political Economy" group of Thomas Bernauer at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at ETH Zurich (2012-2013) and a Fritz Thyssen Fellow at the Weatherhead Center of International Affairs at Harvard University. Her main research interests are in the area of international political economy, international cooperation, globalization and environmental politics. Her work has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Peace Research, and Review of International Organizations.
Christoph Mödlhamer is a PhD Fellow and Researcher in International Politics in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Salzburg. He completed his Master's degree in political science in September 2017 at the University of Salzburg. In his Master's thesis "Democracy, Property Rights, and Sectoral Foreign Direct Investment - A Sector-Specific Re-Evaluation of FDI Determinants", he quantitatively analysed democracy's and property rights protection's influences on disaggregated sectoral FDI-inflows. The research interest lies in the field of international political economy, with a focus on global investment flows. He obtained Bachelors in political science and in communication studies in 2014.
Wahagen Khabayan is an undergraduate student in political science at the University of Salzburg and a research assistant in International Relations in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. He has a special interest in Big Data and Statistics.
David Presberger is an undergraduate student in political science at the University of Salzburg and a research assistent in International Relations in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. In 2017, he has contributed to a project by Prof. Gabriele Spilker on compliance with WTO dispute rulings. He has a special interest in quantitative methods and trade policy.