I am a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute and a research fellow at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. I hold degrees from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (BA and MA, ‘Political Science’), the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (MA, ‘Current Democracies: Federalism, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism’), and the European University Institute (M.Res ‘Political and Social Sciences’). Previously, I have worked as a research assistant to the Chair of Empirical Theories of Politics at LMU, the Chair of European Union Governance at UPF, and in the Robert Schumann Centre for Advanced Studies’ project “The European Commission: Where now? Where Next?”.
In my research, I am interested in comparative public policy, organisational behaviour, and how bureaucrats can influence policy change. My doctoral dissertation looks into how bureaucratic agents can influence the policy-making process and policy change especially after changes of government. As part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) research unit ‘International Public Administration (see details on the project here), I am concerned with administrative styles of International Organizations and bureaucratic influence on the international level. In my work for the ERC-funded project “Unlimited Growth? A Comparative Analyses of Causes and Consequences of Policy Accumulation” (see details on the project here), I am involved in investigating the causes and consequences of growth in policy outputs, such as systemic implementation deficits where state capacity is declining, or the effectiveness of a “the more the better” approach.