Research Interests

Research interests

My research interests are in comparative political economy and public policy. In particular, I focus on the following research fields:

  • The reform of coordinated capitalism (in particular the role of organized interests and the policy fields “job security regulations”, “working time regulations” and “skill formation”)
  • Business-government relations, including with a focus on financial secrecy, tax avoidance and international tax competition
  • The historical development of the Swiss political economy (in particular the early tax state, electoral reform, and democratization)
  • Neo-institutionalism and theories of institutional change
  • Social science methodology