I am an Assistant Professor in the Institut de hautes études en administration publique (IDHEAP) at the University of Lausanne. Before that, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Bern and as a research assistant in the University of Zurich, from where I obtained my PhD. My research focus on policy evaluation, comparative public policy, and political behavior.
Within policy evaluation, my research centers around the role of policy evalutions in the political system. My main goal is to understand how and when policy evaluations influence the political process. Prior to that, I studied why members of parliament request policy evaluations.
In comparative public policy, I focus on policy fields and political institutions. In doing so, my work deals with the question of how differences across policy areas effect the decision making process. My previous work has investigated how policy attributes influence parliamentary oversight across political fields.
I also study the political behavior of political elites. I am generally interested in the determinants of the behavior of members of parliaments, political candidates or office holders.
On this homepage you will find further information about myself, my research, and my teaching. Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact me.