Journal articles (* with peer review)

[5.*] Gastinger, M. and Adriaensen, J. (2018) ‘Of principal(s’) interest? A disaggregated, multiple principals’ approach to Commission discretion’, Journal of Common Market Studies, doi: 10.1111/jcms.12801. [publisher’s website; replication data on Harvard Dataverse]

[4.*] Gastinger, M. (2017) ‘Play it again, Sam! Teaching transferable skills through multiple repetitions of “simple” simulations (with research benefits)’, European Political Science 16(2): 233–245. [publisher’s website; post-print]

[3.*] Gastinger, M. (2016) ‘The tables have turned on the European Commission: the changing nature of the pre-negotiation phase in EU bilateral trade agreements’, Journal of European Public Policy 23(9): 1367–1385. [publisher’s website; post-print; featured on the JEPP Online blog; included in JEPP’s Virtual Special Issue on EU Trade Policy]

[2.] Gastinger, M. and Jürgens, G. (2012) ‘Fraternité 2020 – Mobilität. Fortschritt. Europa.’, Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen (4): 65–68. [publisher’s website]

[1.] Parkes, R. and Gastinger, M. (2008) ‘Die Öffnung des Arbeitsmarktes für Bürger der EU8. Lehren aus Großbritannien’, GWP – Gesellschaft. Wirtschaft. Politik 57(4): 479–486. [archived version; also published in Eyes on Europe]


Book chapters

[1.*] Gastinger, M. (2017) ‘Effects of Contestation Within a Collective Agent in EU Trade Policy-Making’, in T. Delreux and J. Adriaensen (eds). The Principal Agent Model and the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 181–202. [publisher’s website]


Scholarly blogs

[2.] Gastinger, M. (2017) ‘Donald Trump’s flawed plan to strong-arm other countries into “one-on-one” trade deals’, LSE’s American Politics and Policy Blog.

[1.] Gastinger, M. (2016) ‘Teaching the Value of Replicability’, Active Learning in Political Science.


Commentary and opinion

[4.] Gastinger, M. (2015) ‘Time for Plan C on the refugee crisis’, EUobserver, 29 October, available at (accessed November 2015).

[3.] Gastinger, M. (2014) ‘Wider den Wanderzirkus – ein “olympisches Europaparlament”?’,, 19 May, available at (accessed September 2015).

[2.] Gastinger, M. (2014) ‘Students should vote for pro-Erasmus MEPs’, EUobserver, 23 April, available at (accessed September 2015).

[1.] Gastinger, M. (2011) ‘Der Euro-Stabilitätspakt: an inconvenient truth’,, 8 June, available at (accessed September 2015).


Reports and policy papers

[2.] Gastinger, M., Lieb, J., Maurer, A. and McGinley, M. (2008) ‘Das irische Nein zum Lissabonner Vertrag: Kampagnen, Abstimmungsmotive und Perspektiven des Reformvertrages’, SWP Diskussionspapier. [publisher’s website]

[1.] Mirela, N., Czerniak, M., Gastinger, M., Hueter, H. and Jodoin, A. (2003) Continuing Coverage: “Out-Biggin’ the Smalls and Out-Smallin’ the Bigs”, Investment Research Report on MidSouth Bancorp (MSL-AMEX), Tulane University: Burkenroad Reports. [download]



[2.] Gastinger, M. (2014) Negotiating Bilateral Trade Agreements in the European Union: Commission Autonomy and Member State Control, European University Institute: Unpublished PhD Thesis. Available upon request.

[1.] Gastinger, M. (2009) Europe’s colonial legacy – the missing link to understanding European integration? The Rome Treaty negotiations and Britain’s accession to the EEC in the light of colonial legacies in Sub-Sahara Africa and quantified by data extracted from the COMTRADE database, University of Salzburg: Unpublished MA Thesis. [download]