This is my personal website. It provides information on my research and teaching, as well as my vita.
I grew up in Germany, where I also started my studies of political science at the Free University of Berlin. During my undergraduate studies, I spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on political science and economics. I then pursued a master's degree in international relations with an emphasis on research methods at the London School of Economics.
Since 2013, I have been a Ph.D. student specializing in political economy and political methodology at Duke University. My dissertation is entitled The Political Economy of Public Bureaucracy: The Emergence of Modern Administrative Organizations. It explains cross-national and cross-regional variation in formal and informal bureaucratic institutions.
In addition to my dissertation, I have several research projects dealing with one of two research agendas: (1) The Political Economy of Public Administration or the (2) The Political Economy of Rivalry and Competition. Detailed information can be found under "Research." Further independent working papers and work-in-progress can be found there as well.
Photos: Courtesy Shaun King