I am an assistant professor in the Political Science department at McGill University. I am also affiliated with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS) and with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). Before joining McGill, I was an assistant professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a research fellow at Princeton University, New York University, and IMT Lucca.
My research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy with a focus on trade, developing countries, and international organizations. On this website you find information on my publications, working papers, and teaching.
Book: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: When and How International Institutions Help (with Johannes Urpelainen). Oxford University Press, 2014.
Dataset: With Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Manfred Elsig (WTI Bern) I completed data collection on more than 600 trade agreements signed from 1950 to present day (December 2014). Using manual content analysis and statistical techniques to check coders’ reliability, the dataset includes measures on flexibility, coverage, commitments, trade integration, and delegation features. More information is available at http://www.designoftradeagreements.org/.
Teaching: Award for Best Lecturer (McGill University, 2015-2016).