My research lies at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, comparative politics, and political behaviour. In other words, I am mostly interested in how political decisions in electoral democracies 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 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:
- "Public preferences towards social investment: Comparing patterns of support across the world"
- "Fiscal preferences and support for the welfare state (with Marius Busemeyer)"
- "European solidarity and integration of core state powers in the EU" (with Philipp Genschel und Markus Jachtenfuchs)
- "Income, asset ownership, and preferences for redistribution: A comprehensive model" (with Andreas Winkler)