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Biography

Welcome! 

I am a researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence.  

The main focus of my current research aims at understanding how governments’ objective to increase employment rates affected the nature of traditional social policies. Starting from the EU level, and zooming in on France and Germany, I seek to identify under which conditions inclusive reforms were preferred over more stratifying options. 

Beyond this current focus, my research concentrates on the following areas:

  • Social and employment policy
  • European integration 
  • EU economic governance
  • 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 civil servant in the UK Finance Ministry,  the German development cooperation (GIZ), and as economic analyst in the European Policy Centre. I also held lecturer positions at the University of Düsseldorf, Pacific University (US) and Sciences Po Lille where I taught Political Economy of 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.

Both my contact and list of publications are available on this page.