Check out publications, ongoing and past research projects.


Research monograph

Dellmuth L.M., Is Europe Good for You? EU Spending and Well-Being (Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 2021, 168 p.).

Dellmuth L.M., Targeting spending strategically: Bureaucracy, democracy and the distribution of regional development funds in the European Union. Mannheim: University of Mannheim, 2011 (Ph.D. dissertation published on microfiche no. 320.94[DDC22ger]) (170p.).


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dellmuth LM, Bender F, Jönsson AR, Rosvold EL, von Uexkull N., “Humanitarian need drives multilateral disaster aid”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118 (2021), e2018293118.

Târlea, S., Bailer, S., Degner, H., Dellmuth, L.M., Leuffen, D., Lundgren, M., Tallberg, J. & Wasserfallen, F. “Explaining governmental preferences on Economic and Monetary Union Reform”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 24-44.

Lundgren, M., Bailer, S., Dellmuth, L.M., Tallberg, J. & Târlea, S. “Bargaining success in the reform of the Eurozone”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 65-88.

Dellmuth, L.M., Schraff, D. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics, electoral institutions, and European Structural and Investment Funding: Evidence from Italy and France”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 55:2 (2016), pp. 275-293.

Dellmuth, L.M. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics and intergovernmental transfers: The local allocation of European Union Structural Funds”, European Union Politics, 13:3 (2012), pp. 413–433. Sage Award for the best article published in European Union Politics in 2012 (vol. 13).

Dellmuth, L.M., “The cash divide: The allocation of European Union regional grants”, Journal of European Public Policy, 18:7 (2011), pp. 1016–1033. Best Paper Award for young scholars presented at the Swedish Political Science Association in 2010.

Discussed by Polscieu (Ideas on Europe).


Book chapters

Dellmuth, L.M., “Interest Groups and the United Nations”, in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs, ed. by Harris P., Bitonti A., Fleisher C., Binderkrantz A. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Policy reports

Zhou, J., Dellmuth, L.M., Adams, K.M., Neset, T.-S., von Uexkull, N., The geopolitics of food security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, SIPRI Insights on Peace & Security, 11 (2020).

Dellmuth, L.M., Lundgren, H. and Tallberg, J., State Interests and Bargaining Success in the Reform of the Eurozone (Stockholm: Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPs, 2020).

Dellmuth, Lisa M. (2011) " European structural, agricultural and environmental spending in Germany: Challenges and problems during the allocation and implementation of EU resources”, policy paper, Stockholm University, Department of Political Science.

Ongoing projects


Aid and food security in global hotspots (Mistra Geopolitics, 2021-2024)

This project aims to add knowledge on aid, gender, climate-related shocks, and food insecurity in global hotspots that are most vulnerable and crucial to achieving SDG 2. To this end, we will study the linkages between aid, conflict, and well-being that have each previously been linked to food insecurity but whose complex interactions are still poorly understood. These questions are tackled by a team of researchers at Stockholm University and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. PI: Lisa Dellmuth. PhD student: Tanushree Rao.


Past projects


Climate change, natural disasters, and human responses (Board of Human Sciences and Bolin Center, 2019-2020)

This project focuses on multilateral organizations' aid allocations in the aftermath of climate-induced natural disasters. We ask how, why and to what degree international organizations respond to natural disasters by way of allocating aid. Are disaster responses primarily a function of the severity and type of the disaster as well as humanitarian need, or strategic donor interests? PI: Frida Bender and Lisa Dellmuth.


The choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member states' preferences for economic and financial policy (Horizon 2020, 2015-2019)

This project focuses on EU member states’ fiscal policy positions during and in the aftermath of the global financial crisis 2007–2008. To understand why and how EU member states collectively responded to the recent global financial crisis, we study the positions of member states’ governments on different models of a fiscal union in the project The choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member states' preferences for economic and financial policy. PI: Jonas Tallberg.


Unequal Europe: Redistribution, reelection, and inequality in the European Union (Regional Studies Association, 2015-2017)

This project examined the linkages between electoral politics, fiscal redistribution, and socio-economic inequalities in the EU. Drawing on welfare economics and the inequality and policy feedback literature, the project developed and tested a rational-choice institutionalist theory for how electoral politics and EU regional development funding combine in explaining socio-economic inequalities in the EU. PI: Lisa Dellmuth.


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