Dr. Julia Metz

Portrait Foto Dr. Julia Metz (photo: david ausserhofer)
photo: david ausserhofer


Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

Research fields

Comparative Public Policy | Triangulation of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods | Research and Innovation Policy | European Commission Studies


Dr. Julia Metz was a research fellow with the Junior Research Group ‘Position Formation in the EU Commission’ at the WZB from September 2011 until August 2013. She later was a guest researcher at the unit Global Governance until 2015. She received her Doctorate in Political Science at Free University of Berlin in April 2012 with her dissertation titled ‘The European Commission’s Expert Groups and their Use in Policy Making‘.

Selected Publications

Just published:
Hartlapp, Miriam, Julia Metz and Christian Rauh (2014) Which Policy for
Europe? Power and Conflict inside the European Commission
, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hartlapp, Miriam/Metz, Julia/Rauh, Christian (2010): The Agenda Set by the EU Commission. The Result of Balanced or Biased Aggregation of Positions?. LSE 'Europe in Question' Discussion Paper Series 21/2010. London: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Hartlapp, Miriam/Rauh, Christian/Metz, Julia (2010): How External Interests Enter the European Commission. Mechanisms at Play in Legislative Position Formation. WZB Discussion Paper SP IV 2010-501. Berlin: WZB.
Hartlapp, Miriam/Metz, Julia/Rauh, Christian (2010): "Made in Brussels. Wie externe Interessen ihren Weg in die Politikformulierung der EUKommission finden". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 130, S. 7-10.
Hartlapp, Miriam/Metz, Julia/Rauh, Christian (2013): "Linking Agenda Setting to Coordination Structures. Bureaucratic Politics Inside the European Commission". In: Journal of European Integration, Vol. 35, No. 4, S. 425-441. (Vorab online publiziert 3. August 2012)
Metz, Julia (2013): "Die Expertengruppen der EU-Kommission und das Paradigma der Brüsseler Technokratie". In: Zeitschrift für Politikberatung, Jg. 6, H. 1, S. 15-23.
Metz, Julia (2013): "Expert Groups in the European Union. A Sui Generis Phenomenon?". In: Policy and Society, Vol. 32, No. 3, Special Issue "Externalization and Politicization of Policy Advice Systems", edited by Michael Howlett/Jonathan Craft, S. 267-278.
Hartlapp, Miriam/Metz, Julia (2013): "Expertise in transnationalen Verwaltungen. Das Beispiel der Europäischen Kommission". In: Der moderne Staat - Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management, Sonderheft 1 "Wissen und Expertise in Politik und Verwaltung", herausgegeben von Sabine Kropp/Sabine Kuhlmann. Opladen/Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich 2013, S. 183-202.