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Currently a Swiss Government Excellence Scholar at the University of Geneva, working with Thomas Sattler. I’m a former Max Weber Fellow at the SPS department of the EUI. As a political economist, I am interested in the politics of macroeconomic policies and the Euro. I received my PhD from the Central European University (CEU) summa cum laude under the supervision of Achim Kemmerling. My PhD was awarded the best doctoral dissertation prize for my work on the social sources of austerity in the UK and France. At CEU, I chaired the Political Economy Research Group (PERG). 

I have held visiting fellowships at Cornell University, the London School of Economics and the EUI and have worked at the European Central Bank, the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the OSCE. I hold degrees from the Sorbonne (BA), Sciences Po Paris (MRes) and the College of Europe (MA). I have published on the comparative politics of taxation, the political economy of the Euro,  the external governance of the Euro, on fiscal policy in Germany and Central European politics. 

Portrait by Stefan Roch.