Institute of Political Science

Torsten Matzke, M.A.


Contact Information

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Exchange and Study Abroad Officer

Academic Background

Since 2014

Exchange and Study Abroad Officer at Abertay University of Dundee, Scotland


Academic Employee/Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Tübingen

Ph.D. project on State-Business Relations and Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa


Guest Lecturer at the American University in Cairo


M.A. in Political Science and Middle East Studies, University of Tübingen.

Thesis title: The Political Economy of Structural Adjustment in the Egyptian Agrarian Sector. Analysing Economic Order in a Neo-Patrimonial Regime


Visiting student at the University of St Andrews, UK

Research Interests

State-Business Relations

Political Economy

Economic Policy

Development Politics

Euro-Mediterranean Relations

Country Expertise

Egypt, Saudi Arabia



Conference Papers and Presentations