My research lies at the intersection of political economy, comparative politics, and political sociology. In other words, I am mostly interested in how political decisions in democratic countries impact economic outcomes and vice versa. Trained in both economics and politics in the midst of the Great Recession, I am especially interested in the politics of economic crises when existing laws and theories about how the economy functions do not hold anymore. In order to study these extraordinary times, I combine both quantitative and qualitative methods eclectically. At the moment, I work on the following broad research projects:
Other Work in Progress:
- "Income, asset ownership, and preferences for redistribution: A comprehensive model" (with Andreas Winkler)
- "Public preferences towards social investment: Comparing patterns of support across the world"
- "European solidarity and core state powers in the European Union" (with Philipp Genschel und Markus Jachtenfuchs)
- "Fiscal preferences and support for the welfare state* (with Marius Busemeyer)"