Dr. Christa van Wijnbergen

Current facets (Pre-Master)

Head of Department

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Office Days: Tuesday & Thursday

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Dr. Christa van Wijnbergen studied Public Administration as an undergraduate at Leiden University but moved abroad to pursue graduate studies. She did a Master's at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and obtained a doctorate in Political Science at Northwestern University (Evanston, USA). She then taught at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and spent a year as a postdoc at Harvard's Center for European Studies before returning to Europe to become a research fellow at the European Institute at the London School of Economics.

She finally made it back to the Netherlands a few years ago, first settling as an independent policy researcher before returning to academia. Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of Comparative & International Political Economy and European Union Politics, and include topics such as Varieties of Capitalism, Comparative Welfare States and Educational Reforms.

Why do you work at EUC?

For their promise of teaching courses beyond disciplinary boundaries to an eclectic and motivated student body, Christa sought out the liberal arts and science programmes being pioneered at University Colleges in the Netherlands. As a relatively young programme, Erasmus University College offered the best opportunity to develop new courses and contribute to curriculum development. It is a wonderful dynamic place to work.

Additional Information


Foundations of Political Economy
International Business & Governance
Economic Behaviour

Dr. Christa van Wijnbergen