Courses a.y. 2022/2023
20545 PUBLIC POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION & HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
20609 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
30342 PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
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 public administration and comparative politics and focuses on the performance of governments and bureaucracies in different environments. I study how public administration interacts 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. Further research interests include crisis management, vulnerability and learning, administrative traditions, and bureaucratic reputation.
Administrative characteristics and timing of governments' crisis responses: a global study of early reactions to COVID‐19
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 9999
Country size and public administration
Regulatory agencies, reputational threats, and communicative responses
REGULATION & GOVERNANCE, 9999
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