I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Data and Methods, University of Konstanz (CDM)



I serve as the convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice (SGAPPC).

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I was born in Frankfurt/M. From 2002 to 2008 I studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Mannheim, Germany. After receiving my Magister degree (M.A.), I became a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim. I earned my doctoral degree in June 2014. My supervisor was Professor Dr. Thomas König (Political Science). The other committee members were Professor Dr. Thomas Bräuninger (Political Science) and Professor Dr. Hans Peter Grüner (Economics).


Research Interests

My basic field of interest is international and comparative political economy and analytical politics. In particular, I’m interested in the analysis of legislative processes, international negotiations as well as strategic decision-making. My main theoretical focus is on the role of interest groups in decision-making and the application of game theoretic models to politics. My major methodological interests are in the areas of Quantitative and Experimental Methods.



On 11 June 2010 I won the “Young Scholar Award” together with Patrick Bayer and Christian Arnold. The price is issued by the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavoral Sciences (CDSS) and The Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES). The three of us had organized the interdisciplinary confernece “Finding Thetas in Europe – Applied Bayesian Statistics and MCMC Methods in the Social Sciences” at the University of Mannheim together with our colleagues from Dominikus Vogl (Bern) and Bernd Weiss (Cologne).


Additional Qualifications

I earned the Post Graduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education in December 2015.


Science Management Activities

Spring 2010: Organization and Development of the “Finding Thetas in Europe – Conference on Applied Bayesian Statistics and MCMC Methods in the Social Sciences”

Spring 2010: Organization of the EITM Europe Summer School at the University of Mannheim


Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • European Political Science Association (EPSA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW)
  • Political Studies Association (PSA)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Game Theory Society (GTS)
  • Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)


European Politics Simulations

From 2009-2013 I taught simulation classes at Universities on behalf of Eurosoc Gmbh Konstanz.