Professor Lachmayer has written more than 130 articles for Austrian and international journals and has edited various collections of papers. He has given more than 150 presentations and lectures in 30 different countries and has organized around 50 conferences, panel discussions and other events. His research focuses on issues of democracy and the rule of law, comparative constitutional and administrative law, public economic law, environmental law and law and technology.
Konrad Lachmayer's research interests cover a wide variety of topics in public law, especially in terms of their international, European and comparative perspectives. In this respect, his research focuses on democracy and the rule of law, fundamental and human rights, and constitutional adjudication, as well as comparative constitutional and administrative law, particularly concerning questions of methodology and current challenges. He frequently publishes articles in the fields of public economic law, environmental law and technology law, focusing in particular on data protection law and mobility and traffic law. Professor Lachmayer regularly participates in interdisciplinary research projects at the interface between law and political science, law and sociology, and law and technology.
Konrad Lachmayer’s recent publications address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on democracy in Europe (Pandemocracy in Europe, Hart Publishing, forthcoming) and the temporality of constitutional court decisions ("Judging, Fast and Slow. Constitutional Adjudication in Times of COVID-19," in Saša Zagorc / Samo Bardutzky (eds), Constitution on the Brink of a State of Emergency, forthcoming).
His current research projects - in addition to externally-funded projects - deal with fundamental rights knowledge in Austria, automated driving, pressure on the rule of law in Austria, the social contract in times of climate change, the codification of administrative law, constitutional conventions, the politicization of administration, and the methods of comparative constitutional law.
Current externally-funded projects deal with public law issues relating to automated driving ("Lex2Vehicle", Austrian Research Promotion Agency) and the strength of constitutional court decisions ("JUDICON-EU, project-lead: Hungarian Academy of Sciences).
Previous research has been funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Austrian Research Foundation (ÖFG), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), among others.