I am a PhD researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. I previously studied economics, political science, and philosophy in Lille, Münster, Warsaw, and London. In my research, I look at what strategies EU governments (France and Germany in particular) used to recalibrate their welfare provisions in a context of intensifying EU economic, monetary, and political integration.
Substansively, my research largely focuses on the following areas:
- EU economic and monetary integration
- Fiscal governance in the EU
- Welfare State developments
- Public Policy
- French and German politics
I look at these issues largely from a comparative political economy and comparative institutionalism perspective, using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, and trying to integrate these in the most effective ways.
Before coming back to academia, I served as a policy advisor to the UK Finance Ministry, the European Policy Centre, and the German development cooperation (GIZ). I also taught a course on EU’s economic governance at Sciences Po Lille and one on French politics in the 19th century at Pacific University (Oregon) in the context of a Fulbright scholarship. I enjoyed the interaction with both students and policymakers, and keep blogging from time to time when I feel that new research findings may also serve a wider debate.
Both my contact and list of publications are available here. Feel free to drop me a line if you share similar interests or wish to know more. Always keen for a good walk or a nice chat!