I am a senior researcher in the Global Governance unit of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and a Professor for the 'Politics of Multilevel Governance' at the University of Potsdam

My research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of EU studies, international relations and comparative politics. Besides decision-making in the European Commission I am particularly interested in the public political debates about European and international institutions

My work aims to combine solid theory with innovative empirical analysis. Luckily, this often involves the more immediate gratifications of a little programming, quantitative text analysis, and data visualization.

This website contains information on my professional bio, summarizes my academic record, provides replication data, and will once in a while offer some personal musings on politics and its scientific analysis.

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