I am an assistant professor in the IR department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining LSE, I was a research fellow at Princeton University and New York University as well as an assistant professor at 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 587 trade agreements signed from 1950 to present day (June 2013). 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/.