I have completed my Ph.D. at the Department of Politics, Princeton University, in September 2013. I have since moved to the University of Kontanz in Germany where I am currently Juniorprofessor in Political Economy at the Department of Politics and Public Administration and the Graduate School of Decision Sciences. My research interests include comparative politics, political economy, and applied formal and quantitative methods with a special focus on the economic effects and origins of political institutions.
My dissertation examines how democratic constitutions affect political income redistribution. To account for variation in fiscal policies across executive-legisaltive and electoral institutions, I develop and test theoretical models that emphasize that political institutions matter for taxes and transfers because they shape the outcome of partisan conflict over redistribution. In other ongoing or published work, I study early elections and bargainig in parliamentary democracies, economic voting and electoral accountability, the effect of parties and unions on economic policy, and the impact of groups on turnout. To read more about my work, see Research | .