I am a Political Analyst and Researcher in the field of political economy and public finance. Since 2015 I am Doctoral Researcher in Comparative Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and Visiting Doctoral Student at the Department of Political Science at Lund University in 2018. Previously I worked as Lecturer and Research Associate at the University of Heidelberg and in an advisory position for the European Green Party in Brussels.
In my research I am particularly interested in the impact of political partisanship on economic policymaking, the performative impact of economics on politics and the development of public finance. In my PhD project I focus on the influence of economic advisors on agenda-setting and policy framing, and the institutional integration of fiscal councils into the political system. My main objective is to ascertain to what degree policymakers are responsive to expert knowledge and opinions. To this end I apply techniques such as automated text analysis, fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis and time series analysis.