Welcome! I am a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. In April 2015 I finished my PhD at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern. Before I received a BA inĀ Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and two MAs in the double degree programme European Master in Government (EMIG) from the University of Konstanz and the University of Pompeu Fabra. My areas of interest include research on trust, public opinion and quantitative methods – measurement, causal inference. I cofounded and co-organize a quantitative methods working group at the EUI. On this website you will find information about my research and maybe occasionally a post about something that is somehow related to my research. You can find my papers under research on this website and/or on SSRN/Research Gate.