Welcome to my website. I'm an Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The focus of my research lies in financial history, particularly in topics of international finance, institutional economics, and public finance in a historical perspective. Some of my work speaks to the present-day process of international economic integration by studying the transformations brought about by the “first wave of globalisation” before World War I. I am equally interested in questions of comparative corruption and rent-seeking and in the impact of social networks in history.