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I am a political scientist and Max-Weber-Fellow at the European University Institute, currently on leave from the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM) at the University of Bremen. Prior to taking up this position, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Jacobs University Bremen and the Research Centre on the Transformations of the State. I hold a PhD from the University of Essex and an MA from the University of Konstanz. Since 2015, I am a board member of the Political Economy Section of the German Political Science Association.
My substantive research interests lie at the intersection of political economy, public policy, and comparative politics. My current research focuses on two main topics: the political economy of taxation (tax competition, tax evasion, and the transformation of tax states around the world) and comparative social policy (in- and outside developed economies, by non-state actors, and via non-traditional policies). I am furthermore interested in research design, experiments, and quantitative methods.