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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.  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 M√ľnster 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!