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I am a professor (W1) of political science at the Geschwister Scholl Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Prior to taking up this position, I was Max-Weber- and Jean-Monnet-Fellow at the European University Institute, postdoctoral researcher at the Jacobs University Bremen and at the University of Bremen, where I am still affiliated as Co-PI at the CRC1342. I hold a PhD from the University of Essex and an MA from the University of Konstanz. I am an executive board member of the German Political Science Association (since 2018) and its Political Economy Section (since 2015) as well as associate editor at the Journal of International Relations and Development (since 2018).

My substantive research interests lie at the intersection of fiscal sociology, international political economy, and public policy. My current research focuses on two main topics: taxation (tax competition, tax evasion, and the transformation of tax states around the world) and 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.

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