Welcome! I am a applied economist with an interest in public economics, political economy as well as behavioral economics. Currently, I work as a Post-Doc at the Ifo Institute where I act as Deputy Head of the ifo Center for Social Market Economy and Institutional Economics. I am also part of the CESifo and EconPol research network and act as a Junior Research Affiliate of the Department of Public Finance and Corporate Taxation at ZEW Mannheim.

My research tries to study which public policies work effectively and how to implement them. In my work I use both quasi-experimental, survey and experimental approaches.

For more information you can contact me at: blesse@ifo.de.

Please also see my ifo webpage and my Google Scholar profile.