Michael Bechtel SNSF Research Professor at the University of St.Gallen's Department of Political Science

Michael M. Bechtel is an SNSF Research Professor at the University of St.Gallen's Department of Political Science. He specializes in comparative and international political economy with a focus on the politics of economic and environmental risks. Current projects examine mass support for climate cooperation, the politics of natural disasters, and individual preferences for financial bailouts. His articles have appeared in various international academic journals including some of the leading political science and multidisciplinary science outletsHe has been a visiting scholar at New York University, Stanford University, Yale University, and other academic institutions. Bechtel holds a BA in Political Science, Economics, Law, and Philosophy (University of Freiburg, 2003), an MA in Political Science, Economics, and Public Law (University of Freiburg, 2005), a PhD in Political Science (University of Konstanz, 2008), and a Habilitation in Political Science (ETH Zurich, 2012).