Please note that I will be on sabbatical leave in the academic year 2023-24, during which I will not be teaching or supervising.
I teach courses in public administration, public policy and governance from the undergraduate to the PhD level. I use various interactive learning methods. My aim is to equip students not just with factual knowledge but also with the analytical competencies and soft skills necessary to tackle real-world problems successfully and sustainably. My teaching emphasizes student participation and the diversity of perspectives and opinions.
I am Assistant Professor of Public Administration. I joined Bocconi’s SPS Department in 2019. I hold an MA in Public Administration from the University of Potsdam and a doctoral degree from the Hertie School in Berlin. I studied Political Science, Public Administration and French at the University of Potsdam, Sciences Po Lyon and the University of Warsaw. I was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. I am also co-chair of EGPA's Permanent Study Group VI "Governance of Public Sector Organizations".
My research lies at the intersection of comparative public administration, politics and policy and focuses on the performance of governments and bureaucracies in different environments. I study how public bureaucracies interact with politicians, citizens, and other stakeholders, and how societal, cultural and historical factors affect how governments function. I am particularly interested in the effect of country size on the structure, stability and performance of governments and public administrations. During my sabbatical in 2023/24 I will work on the project "Rethinking administrative traditions". Further research interests include crisis management, vulnerability and learning, and bureaucratic reputation.
Spamming the regulator: exploring a new lobbying strategy in EU competition procedures
JOURNAL OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT, 2023
Administrative characteristics and timing of governments' crisis responses: a global study of early reactions to COVID‐19
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Forthcoming
Country size and public administration
Cambridge Elements in Public and Non-Profit Administration. Cambridge University Press, 2022., 2022
Regulatory agencies, reputational threats, and communicative responses
REGULATION & GOVERNANCE, 2022
Country size and the survival of authoritarian monarchies: developing a new argument
DEMOCRATIZATION, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp. 283-301, 2020
Finding the golden mean: country size and the performance of national bureaucracies
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY, Vol. 29, Issue 1, January, pp. 118–132, 2019