Academic Positions

  • Since 2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Center for International and Comparative Studies, ETH Zurich
  • 2012 – 2016: Assistant, Chair for Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy, University of St. Gallen
  • 2009 – 2011: Student Assistant, Chair for Political Science and International Comparative Social Research, University of Mannheim


  • 2013 – 2016: University of St. Gallen, Docorate in International Affairs and Political Economy
  • 2011 to 2012: University College London, Masters of Science European Public Policy
  • 2008 – 2011: University of Mannheim, B.A. Political Science, Minor: Public Law

Summer School Education

St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods, 2015, St. Gallen:

  • Bayesian Data Analysis, with John K. Kruschke (Indiana University)

ECPR Winter School of Methods and Technics, 2015, Bamberg:

  • Panel Data Analysis – hierarchical structures, heterogeneity and serial dependence, with Christian Aßmann (Bamberg University)

St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods, 2014, St. Gallen:

  • Maximum Likelihood, with Michael D. Ward (Duke University)

ECPR Summer School of Methods and Technics, 2013, Ljubljana:

  • Applied Multilevel-Modelling I & II, with Zoltán Frasekas (University of Southern Denmark)

St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods, 2013, St. Gallen:

  • Structural Equation Modelling, with Douglas Baer (University of Victoria, Canada)
  • Experimental Design for Behavioral Science, with Gerald Häubl (University of Alberta/University of St. Gallen)


  • 2018: ECSA Suisse Best Paper Award
  • 2017: Rudolf Mäder Price for best dissertation in political science and law, University of St. Gallen
  • 2015: Best Paper Award of the Council for European Studies Political Economy and Welfare Netwerk, together with Patrick Emmenegger and Paul Marx
  • 2013: Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award for best poster presented at ECPR Summer School of Methods and Techniques, Ljubljana, 2nd price (with Andre Walter)