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Gaby Umbach

Gaby Umbach is a member of the Strategy and Coordination Unit of the European Parliamentary Research Service in Brussels. She is Director of “GlobalStat” and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI). She holds a PhD in Political Science from Cologne University, where she was Senior Research Associate until 2014 and continues to teach European integration topics today. Since 2015 she has served as Book Review Editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS). In 2009 she received the Stiftung Demokratie Award for outstanding research on democratic decision-making within the EU’s supranational polity. Her current academic work focuses on evidence-based policy-making, measuring as governance technique, global governance by indicators and sustainable development. Among her most recent publications is the ‘Palgrave Handbook on Indicators in Global Governance’ (co-edited together with D.V. Malito and N. Bhuta; forthcoming).