Research Fellow at the
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Hello and welcome to my webpage! I am a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.
I work on the question of how business interests affect the politics and policies of the welfare state. My research has been published or is forthcoming in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, Austrian Journal of Political Science, Socio-Economic Review, and World Politics. My recent book explores the role of business interests in the historical adoption of welfare state and labor market institutions in Germany.
This site provides information about me, my research projects, and my publications. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my research. Thank you for taking the time to visit!
Recent and forthcoming publications:
"Why Did Austrian Business Oppose Welfare Cuts? The Role of Organizational Structures in Shaping the Attitudes of Economic Interest Groups towards Social Policy Retrenchment." Forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 47, no. 10 (October 2014).
"Business and Welfare State Development: Why Did Employers Accept Social Reforms?" Forthcoming in World Politics, Vol. 65, no. 3 (July 2013).
"Do German Employers Support Board-level Codetermination? The Paradox of Individual Support and Collective Opposition." Socio-Economic Review. Vol. 10, no. 3 (July 2012), 471-95. doi:10.1093/ser/mwr017.
The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany: Containing Social Reforms, London:Routledge. Series: Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare (2012).