I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen’s SEPS-HSG. Before joining the University of St. Gallen, I was a Visiting Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Faculty for Business and Economics, University of Basel and a postdoctoral guest researcher at the University of Oxford.
My primary research interests lie at the intersection of quantitative political economics and media economics. I am particularly interested in questions related to special interests politics, legislative politics/democracy, and the internet. My research involves, for example, how politico-economic forces shape the uses of the internet and how the uses of the web are changing democratic systems. Methodologically, I am interested in the web as a large-scale data source to investigate new and old research questions in political economics and media economics.