I am a senior research fellow and lecturer in political science at the Hochschule für Politik at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and a research associate affiliated with the TUM School of Management. My research interests lie at the intersection between international political economy and comparative politics. I study how foreign direct investment affects power maintenance in autocracies, aid allocation following recipient and donor leader change, the economic effects of revolutions, the historical origins of German inflation aversion, and the spread of international antitrust agreements. I teach courses on international relations, international political economy, and politics in autocratic regimes as well as supervise students writing their Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis.
I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and was a visiting PhD researcher at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. I have studied political science and economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Please see my curriculum vitae for more information.