I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairsand the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics & Finance, both at Brown University. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in March 2019.
My research is in comparative political economy, with a regional focus on Europe. In my current book project, I compare the political development and contemporary practices of competition regulators in the European Union and the United States, explaining how and why European antitrust rules become more intensively enforced, and European economies more liberalized.
I have also completed research projects that examine the impact of the Euro-crisis on the European public’s trust in government, the effects of the global financial crisis on the practices of European securities regulators, and the role of behavioral biases in political negotiations. Currently, I am working on a collaborative project that examines whether labor market reform and austerity fueled support for populist political parties.