I am a full professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. I have previously held research and visiting positions at the Universities of Bern, Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Exeter and at the European University Institute in Florence. I hold a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Zurich and a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Bern.
As a political scientist who specializes in Public Policy and Public Administration, much of my research focuses on the patterns, reasons and consequences of how policies are put into practice. What makes policies work? Research interests include—but are not limited to—policy implementation, Europeanization and European integration, street-level bureaucracy, multilevel governance and problem-solving, social equity and bureaucratic discrimination, private and hybrid governance, public accountability, behavioral public policy and administration, and case-oriented and set-theoretic research methods.
I serve in international networks including the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), COMPArative Methods for Systematic cross-caSe analysis (COMPASSS), and the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), and I teach at various international summer and method schools. I am also the founder and academic convenor of the Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (KOMEX).Since July 2019 I serve as a co-editor of the journal Regulation & Governance.