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Date of birth: 22 October 1979 | Nationality: Swiss | Married, one child (*2016)

Education and Academic Positions

  • Since 2012: Full Professor in Political Science (Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy), School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen
  • 2010 – 2012: Associate Professor in Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Management and Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2008 – 2010: Assistant Professor in Political Science, Department of Political Science and Public Management and Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Political Science, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern (summa cum laude, with distinction); Dissertation title: Regulatory Social Policy: The Politics of Job Security Regulations; Jury: Klaus Armingeon (University of Bern) & Giuliano Bonoli (IDHEAP Lausanne)
  • 2005 – 2008: Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern
  • 2006 – 2008: Researcher, Network of Excellence Reconciling Work and Welfare (RECWOWE): Toward Employment-Friendly Welfare States (with Klaus Armingeon and Bruno Palier)
  • 2004 – 2006: Managing Editor, Swiss Political Science Review (editor-in-chief: Klaus Armingeon)
  • 2004: Licentiate (lic. rer. soc. / Master of Arts) at the Universities of Bern and Geneva (summa cum laude, with distinction); Fields: Political Science & Economics; Topic MA thesis: Partisan Complexion of Government and Public Spending
  • 2004: Student Assistant, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern
  • 2002 – 2004: Student Assistant, Interdisciplinary Center for General Ecology, University of Bern

Teaching

Fall 2017 – University of St. Gallen

  • State and Economy (MA lecture)
  • Staat und Wirtschaft (MA lecture)
  • Philosophical and Methodological Foundations of Social Science Analysis (PhD seminar)

Spring 2017 – University of St. Gallen

  • Social Science Methodology: Research Design (MA lecture)
  • Business and Government: Between Cooperation and Conflict (MA seminar)
  • Literature Seminar: Institutionalist Approaches to Social Science Analysis (PhD seminar)

Fall 2016 – University of St. Gallen

  • Social Science Methodology: Concepts and Measurement (MA lecture)
  • Political Science Fundamentals of International Relations (MA lecture)
  • The Comparative Political Economy of Skills and Welfare (MA seminar)
  • Method Seminar (PhD seminar)

Spring 2016 – University of St. Gallen

  • Social Science Methodology: Research Design (MA lecture)
  • Business and Government: Between Cooperation and Conflict (MA seminar)
  • The Politics of Reform and Institutional Change (MA seminar)
  • Literature Seminar: Institutionalist Approaches to Social Science Analysis (PhD seminar)

Fall 2015 – University of St. Gallen

  • Political Science Fundamentals of International Relations (MA lecture)
  • Social Science Methodology: Concepts and Measurement (MA lecture)
  • Method Seminar (PhD seminar)

Spring 2015 – University of St. Gallen

  • Das Schweizer Bankgeheimnis (public lecture series)
  • Social Science Methodology: Research Design (MA lecture)
  • Structural Challenges in International Politics: The Case of Tax Competition (MA seminar)
  • Literature Seminar (PhD seminar)

Fall 2014 – University of St. Gallen

  • Political Science Fundamental of International Relations (MA lecture)
  • Social Science Methodology: Concepts and Measurement (MA lecture)
  • Comparative Welfare State Politics: Development, Challenges and Reforms (MA seminar)
  • Methods Seminar (PhD seminar)

Spring 2014 – University of St. Gallen

  • Social Science Methodology: Research Design (MA lecture)
  • Structural Challenges in International Politics: The Case of Financial Intransparency (MA seminar)
  • Dissertation Seminar (PhD seminar)

Fall 2013 – University of St. Gallen

  • Comparative Political Economy (BA lecture)
  • Social Science Methodology: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets (MA lecture)
  • The Political Regulation of Finance (MA seminar)
  • Method Seminar (PhD seminar)

Summer 2013 – Summer Schools

  • ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques (Ljubljana): QCA and Fuzzy Sets: Basics and Advanced Issues in Set-Theoretic Methods
  • NordWel and REASSESS International Summer School (Reykjavik): State, Society and Citizen: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development
  • ESPAnet Doctoral Workshop (Mannheim): Comparing Welfare States: Applying Quantitative and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Social Policy Research

Spring 2013 – University of St. Gallen

  • The Politics of Immigration (MA seminar)
  • Social Science Methodology: Establishing Equivalence between Measurement and Meaning (MA lecture)
  • Essay Seminar (PhD seminar)

Fall 2012 – University of St. Gallen

  • Comparative Political Economy (BA lecture)
  • Challenges to the Welfare State (MA seminar)
  • Social Science Methodology: Research Design (MA lecture)

Spring 2012 – University of Lucerne

  • Varieties of Capitalism (MA seminar)

Spring 2011 – University of Southern Denmark

  • Social Science Methodology I (BA lecture)

Fall 2010 – University of Southern Denmark

  • States, Markets and Societies: The Case of Immigration (MA seminar)
  • Comparative Welfare State Theories (MA seminar)

Summer 2010 – Summer School

  • NordWel and REASSESS International Summer School: State, Society and Citizen: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Welfare State Development

Fall 2009 – University of Southern Denmark

  • Advanced Comparative Methods (MA seminar)
  • Comparative Welfare State Theories (MA seminar)

Spring 2009 – University of Southern Denmark

  • Comparative Politics (BA lecture)

Winter 2007 – University of Bern

  • Labour Market Policies in Comparative Perspective (BA seminar)

 Winter 2006 – University of Bern

  • Varieties of Capitalism (BA seminar)

Winter 2004 – University of Bern

  • Introduction to Political Science (BA seminar)

Supervision of BA and MA theses: some important guidelines

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