Michael M. Bechtel

Associate Professor of Political Science; Fellow, Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research
PhD, University of Konstanz
MA, University of Freiburg
research interests:
  • International and Comparative Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • Political Behavior

contact info:

office hours:

  • By Appointment
  • Seigle 233

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1063
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Michael Bechtel's research explores how countries can design policies to successfully address international economic and environmental problems.

Current projects examine mass support for global climate cooperation, the politics of natural disasters, and policy responses to economic crises. Much of his scholarly work uses original survey data in combination with experimental designs and causal inference techniques to study solutions to major policy challenges. 

For more information, visit Michael Bechtel's department profile