In peer-reviewed Journals


Euchner, Eva-Maria and Frech, Elena. 2020. "Mandated Representation: Exploring the Consequences of Gender Quota Design on Parliamentary Activity", Parliamentary Affairs, (Forthcoming).


Frech, Elena, Niels Goet and Simon Hug. 2020. "Shirking and Slacking in Parliament", Legislative Studies Quarterly, (Forthcoming).


Euchner, Eva-Maria and Frech, Elena. 2020. "Candidate Selection and Parliamentary Activity in the EU's Multi-Level System: Opening a Black-Box", Politics and Governance 8(1): 72-84. [Supplementary Material]

Hahm, Hyeonho, König, Thomas, Osnabrügge, Moritz and Frech, Elena. 2019. “Who Settles Disputes? Treaty Design and Trade Attitudes toward the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)”, International Organization 72(4): 881-900. [Supplementary Material]

 Frech, Elena. 2016. “Re-electing MEPs: The factors determining re-election probabilities”, European Union Politics 17(1): 69-90. [Online Appendix]  [Replication Material]


Frech, Elena, Thomas König and Moritz Osnabrügge. 2015. "Öffentliche Unterstützung von Reformen und ihre Stabilität in Zeiten der Eurokrise – eine experimentelle Untersuchung der Wirksamkeit von Gegenargumenten", Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 25 (2): 191 - 217.






Frech, Elena. 2018. Re-Selecting Members of the European Parliament: Candidate Selection, Party Goals, and Re-Election Probabilities. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Elena Frech addresses the issue of candidate (re-)selection for the European elections. Studying German parties, the author investigates both, the rules and practice of candidate selection. The study is one of the first to shed light on the goals political parties pursue when selecting candidates in the European context. First, the author provides a detailed account of the formal and informal procedures German parties use to construct the electoral lists for the European elections. Then she turns towards the individual candidates, showing which factors determine the list placement of incumbent parliamentarians. The findings highlight the importance of individual candidate characteristics as well as party institutions and are of interest not only to scientists but also to parties, politicians, and citizens.



Newspaper Articles and Blog Posts


Frech, Elena. 2016. “Jostling for position: What determines where candidates are placed on electoral lists during European elections?”, Blog Post on LSEs European Politics and Policy Blog, published on May 23rd, 2016.


Euchner, Eva-Maria and Frech, Elena. 2020. “Speaking or drafting? How parties’ candidate selection procedures shape the prioritization of parliamentary activities in the European Parliament”, Blog Post on the Academic Blog Counting Counts, published on June 9th, 2020.