I am a researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence. In my dissertation, I look at how welfare state recalibrations impacted employment and equity objectives in Western European countries in a context of intensifying EU economic, monetary, and political integration.
Substansively, my research concentrates on the following areas:
- Employment policy
- EU economic and monetary integration
- Welfare State / Social Investment policies
- Public Policy
- French and German politics
I look at these issues from a political economy perspective, using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Between 2014 and 2020, I worked as a policy advisor to the UK Treasury, the German development cooperation (GIZ), and the European Policy Centre. I also held lecturer positions at Pacific University (US) and Sciences Po Lille where I taught Political Economy in the EU. Prior to that, I received MAs from the College of Europe, Sciences Po Lille and the University of Münster and a graduate diploma in economics from Birkbeck University of London.
I enjoy the interaction with both students and policymakers, and keep blogging from time to time hoping that new research findings may also serve a wider debate.
Both my contact and list of publications are available on this page. Feel free to drop me a line if you share similar interests or wish to know more. Always keen for a nice walk or a good coffee too!