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Education

2014 Ph.D; ‘Central bank agency and monetary governability in the euro area: Governing through money, trust, and expectations’; University of Warwick & Université Libre de Bruxelles; supervisors: M. Watson, A. Crespy; jury: I. Hardie, B. Clift, P.-G. Méon
2009 M.A. (‘Diplom’) economics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2009 M.A. (‘Magister Artium’) political science, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2007/8 Sciences Po, Paris (Erasmus)

Professional Appointments

Since 2016 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2016-2017 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
2014-16 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2010-11 Junior Lecturer, Chair of International Relations, Department of Political Science, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Prizes and Awards

2016 Sir Walter Bagehot Prize for Best Dissertation in Government and Public Administration, Political Studies Association (UK)

Policy Work

2016-17 Transparency International, European Economic Governance Project (with L. Seabrooke & C. Ban); single author of report on the European Central Bank

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2016 Speaking to the People? Money, Trust, and Central Bank Legitimacy in the Age of Quantitative Easing, Review of International Political Economy, 23(6), 1064-1092.
2016 From Performativity to Political Economy: Index Investing, ETFs, and Asset Manager Capitalism, New Political Economy, 21(3), 257-273.
2015 Governing the Future: The European Central Bank’s Expectation Management During the Great Moderation, Economy and Society, 44(3), 367-391.
2015 Preparedness, Crisis Management and Policy Change: The Euro Area at the Critical Juncture of 2008–2013, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17(3), 419-441.
2014 Why Models Matter: The Making and Unmaking of Governability in Macroeconomic Discourse, Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, 7 (2014), 48-79.
Policy reports
2017 Two sides of the same coin? Independence and accountability of the European Central Bank. Report for Transparency International EU.
Working papers
2016 The financial consequences of Mr Draghi? Infrastructural power and the rise of market-based (central) banking, FEPS Studies, Foundation for European Progressive Studies.
2016 Speaking to the People? Money, trust, and central bank legitimacy in the age of quantitative easing, MPIfG Discussion Paper 16/2.
Forthcoming & under review
Performances of Agency in International Politics. Introduction to the Special Issue (with S. Schindler and T. Wille), accepted by Journal of International Relations and Development.
Infrastructural power, monetary policy, and the resilience of European market-based banking (under review).
Central bank planning? The price of bending the yield curveIn Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, edited by J. Beckert and R. Bronk. Oxford University Press (forthc. 2018).
Non peer-reviewed articles
2016 Gross, Greed, and ETFs: The Case for a Micro-Founded Political Economy of the Investment Chain, Economic Sociology: European Electronic Newsletter, 17(3), 6-13.

Online articles

2016 Vom Zentralbanker zum Zentralplaner? Die EZB und die expansive Dynamik der Geldpolitik, MPIfG Newsletter, 1/2016.
2016 Schäuble vs Draghi: German losses from ECB policy are real but self-inflicted, LSE EUROPP Blog, 12 May.
2016 Was hinter der deutschen Kritik an der EZB steckt (with P. Stachelsky), Makronom, 4 May.
2015 Eine heimliche Weltmacht greift nach unserem Geld (book review), Soziopolis, 3 Nov.
2015 The power and impotence of billions, Max Planck Society Researcher report, 3 August.
2014 Die neun Mythen der Geldpolitik, Capital, 4 June.
2013 Vergesst das Dogma der Unabhängigkeit, ZEIT ONLINE, 24 June.

Invited Seminar Talks

2016 Speaking to the people? Monetary trust and the politics of central bank transparency, Bundesbank Expert Seminar on ‘Central Bank Transparency and Monetary Policy Communication’, Frankfurt, 7-9 May.
2013 Governing through expectations: Performativity, credibility and overconfidence in monetary policy, Political Economy Research Group seminar, City University London, 12 November.

Conference papers (selection)

2017 Central bank planning? The price of bending the yield curve, PPE Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 16-18 March.
2017 Central banks and international liquidity: the political economy of the global financial safety net (with Arie Krampf), ISA Annual Convention, Baltimore, 22-25 February.
2016 Speaking to the People? Money, Trust, and Central Bank Legitimacy in the Age of Quantitative Easing, Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Berkeley, CA, 24-26 June.
2016 The infrastructural power of finance: Monetary policy and market-based banking in the euro area, ‘Shadow Banking in Developed Economies and Emerging Markets’, Center for Finance, Law and Policy, Boston University, 13 April.
2016 The infrastructural power of finance: Monetary policy and market-based banking in the euro area, ‘The EMU from Delors to Schäuble’, Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies, 28-29 May.
2016 Speaking to the people? Monetary trust and the politics of central bank transparency, ECPR Joint Sessions, workshop ‘The politics of central banking’, Pisa, 25-27 March.
2016 The end of political monetarism: Monetary trust and transparency in the age of quantitative easing, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, 16-19 March.
2016 Performances of agency: a research agenda, with T. Wille & S. Schindler, ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, 16-19 March.
2015 The performative naturalisation of money in the age of quantitative easing: A critique of central bank transparency, 9th Pan–European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos, 23-26 September.
2015 Two sides of the same coin? Financialisation and central bank dominance in the euro area, International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Paris, 8-10 July.
2015 From central banking to central planning? Forward guidance, quantitative easing, and the politics of expectation management, ‘Financial Crises as Global Challenges – Actors, Structures and Logics of Global Finance’, Hannover, 24-27 June; Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, London, 2-4 July.
2015 The financial consequences of Mr. Draghi? Monetary policy and the marketisation
 of European banking, ‘Politics & Society in the Age of Financialization’, Sciences Po-MPIfG Workshop, Cologne, 16-17 April.
2014 Organising the future: Monetary expectation management in the euro area, ‘Organizing Markets’, Score International Conference, Stockholm, 16-17 October.
2013 Governing (through) expectations: Performativity, credibility and overconfidence in monetary policy, Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association, Turin, 29-31 August.
2013 Contingency planning, crisis management, and critical junctures: The ECB and the euro area in the crisis of 2008-2012, ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, 3-6 April.
2012 Paradigms, contingency planning, and crisis management: The role of the ECB in the crisis of 2007‐2012 (revised version), BISA-IPEG Conference, Birmingham, 10-11 September, and CRESC Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September.
2012 Governing Expectations: Is the Economy what Central Banks Make of it?, MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, ‘Thinking the Economy’, Manchester, 5-7 Sept..
2012 Paradigms, contingency planning, and crisis management: The role of the ECB in the crisis of 2007‐2012, ‘Economic Ideas and the Political Construction of Financial Crisis and Reform’, ECPR Joint Sessions workshop, Antwerp, 10­‐15 April.

Fellowships & Scholarships

2016-17 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
2011-14 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ‘Globalisation, the EU, and Multilateralism’
2005-09 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung)

Professional Service

Conference organisation

2016 ‘Financial Innovation, Diffusion and Institutionalization: The Case of Securitization’, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, 9-10 June (with T.V. Gunten & M. Hübner)
2014 ‘Performativity and agency in international politics’, Frankfurt University, 21-22 February; funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (with S. Schindler & T. Wille)
2010 ‘New perspectives on the political economy of finance & regulation‘, graduate workshop, Paris, funded by COST Action ‘Systemic Risk, Financial Crises & Credit’

Outreach

2014 Taught at a student-organised workshop ‘Understanding the financial system’, University of Oldenburg, 21-22 November 2014.
2014 Developed a discussion kit for the general public on the political economy of monetary policy; launch event in London in cooperation with ‘Positive Money’

Referee

Journal of Common Market Studies
Socio-Economic Review
Kölner Zeitschrift f. Soziologie u. Sozialpsychologie
European Journal of International Relations
Journal of European Public Policy
Politische Vierteljahresschrift
European Journal of Sociology
Economy and Society
Governance

Membership in professional organisations

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
International Studies Association (ISA)
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)

Teaching

Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen

History of Economic Thought; B.A. (fall 2011 & 2012, spring 2012 & 2013)

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Introduction to Comparative Political Economy; B.A. Political Science (summer 2011)
Varieties of Constructivist International Political Economy; B.A. & M.A. Political Science (summer 2010 & 2011)
Invisible hand or ‘long arm’? The relationship between the market and the state in economic theory and practice; B.A. & M.A. Political Science (summer 2010 & 2011)