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Education
Recent service to the community and self-administration
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* 1972 in Freiburg/Brsg.

Married, 2 children (*2004 and *2009)

Work experience

since 9/2011 Professor of Political Science, University of Heidelberg

2/2011 Offer of a professorship of Political Science (Comparative Politics and Political System of Germany), University of Hanover (declined)

2/2010-8/2010    Parental leave

4/2008-8/2011     Professor of Comparative Public Policy, University of Bamberg

9/2004-6/2005    John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

4/2001-3/2008    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Heidelberg

9/1998-9/2000    Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Center for Social Policy Research, University of Bremen.

9/1998-6/2000    Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen.

10/1994-9/1998  Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Heidelberg.

9/1991-8/1992    Gap year to do voluntary work (Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr) at a nursing home of the German Red Cross in Mainz.

 

Education

2008 Post-doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Heidelberg

Subject of the Habilitation Thesis: „Economic Globalization and fiscal policy adjustments in Western Europe“.

Subject of the Habilitation Presentation: „The first German Reform of Federalism and Policy Making: An End of the Reform Gridlock?“

2001  Graduation (PhD), University of Bremen

Subject of the Dissertation: „Economic Policies in the Kohl era. An Analysis of key decisions in the issue areas of Budgetary and Tax Policies, the Labor Market, and Liberalization and Privatization, 1982-1998“.

1998 Magister Artium in Political Science (major), Economics and German Studies (minors), University of Heidelberg

7-8/1996 Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection, Colchester/England.

10/1992-7/1998 University Studies of Political Science, Economics and German Studies at the University of Heidelberg

1991 Abitur (general qualification for university entrance)

1978-1991 Attendence of Primary Schools in Dortmund and Mainz and of the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Mainz.

 

Recent service to the community and self-administration (selection)

9/2016 Section Chair, Section “Advances in Theories of the Policy Process” at the ECPR General Conference, Prague (together with Vilém Novotny and Nikolaos Zahariadis)

Since 7/2016 Member of the Board of Directors of HeiKa (Heidelberg Karlsruhe Research Partnership)

Since 3/2013 Head of the Doctoral Committee of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Heidelberg

Since 4/2012 Liaison professor (Vertrauensdozent) of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

8/2014-11/2016 Member of the Council for Graduate Studies of the University of Heidelberg

10/2009-8/2015 Spokesperson of the Standing Group (Sektion) on Political Economy of the German Political Science Association (DVPW)

3/2013-2/2015 Head of Department, Institute of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg

3/2014 Workshop Organizer: Book-Making Workshop “State of the art in Comparative Public Policy” at the University  of Heidelberg, funded by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation (together with Georg Wenzelburger)

3/2013 Workshop Director: Workshop “Decision-Making under Ambiguity and Time Constraints: Assessing the Multiple Streams Framework" at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Mainz (together with Friedbert Rüb).

 

 

Reviewing

  • British Journal of Political Science
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
  • Contemporary Politics
  • Critical Policy Studies
  • der moderne staat
  • European Journal of Law and Economics
  • European Policy Analysis
  • European Political Science Review
  • German Politics
  • Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Journal of European Social Policy
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
  • Journal of Public Policy
  • Leviathan
  • Mobilization
  • Party Politics
  • Policy and Politics
  • Policy Sciences
  • Policy Studies Journal
  • Politics and Governance
  • Politics and Policy
  • Politische Vierteljahresschrift
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Publius: The Journal of Federalism
  • Socio Economic Review
  • Swiss Political Science Review
  • West European Politics
  • WSI-Mitteilungen
  • Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen
  • Zeitschrift für Politikberatung
  • Zeitschrift für Sozialreform
  • Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft
  • Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft
  • Amsterdam University Press
  • Fritz Thyssen Foundation
  • German National Academic Foundation
  • Dissertation Prize of the German Political Science Association
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Oxford University Press
  • Publisher Leske+Budrich
  • Routledge

 

Grants/Awards

Best teaching award 2017, Politial Science Department, Heidelberg University.

Best teaching award 2016, Politial Science Department, Heidelberg University.

Best teaching award 2014, Politial Science Department, Heidelberg University.

Best teaching award 2013, Politial Science Department, Heidelberg University.

Winner of the Prize of the Thyssen-Foundation for Social Science Journal Articles in 2012 for the paper “Parteien und die Generosität der Altersrenten in Zeiten permanenter Austerität“, published in Swiss Political Science Review 18 (2012) (together with Frieder Wolf and Georg Wenzelburger).

Runner-Up; Prize of the Thyssen-Foundation for Social Science Journal Articles in 2007 for the paper “Abschied vom Interventionsstaat? Der Wandel staatlicher Subventionsausgaben in den OECD-Ländern seit 1980“, published in Swiss Political Science Review 13 (2007), S.  203-236 (together with Herbert Obinger).

Innovation Fund Frontier, Heidelberg University: Grant for the project “Political Expectations and Responsibility Attribution” (2013-2015; €30,000)

Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation: Grant for the Book-Making Workshop “State of the Art in Comparative Public Policy“, 6.-8. March 2014 at the University of Heidelberg (€ 7.000).

Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation: Grant for the Conference “The Transformation of Government Intervention“, Annual Conference of the Political Economy Section of the German Political Science Association, 15./16. September 2011 at the University of Bamberg (€ 5.300).

German Research Foundation (DFG): Grant for the project “Fiscal Policy Responses to Economic Globalization. Denmark, Germany, Great Brittan and the Netherlands in Comparison“ (September 2005-March 2009, € 46.000).

German Research Foundation (DFG): Grant for the publication of the dissertation „Die Wirtschaftspolitik der Ära Kohl. Eine Analyse der Schlüsselentscheidungen in den Politikfeldern Finanzen, Arbeit und Entstaatlichung, 1982-1998“.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University for the academic year 2004/5.

Scholarship holder, German National Academic Foundation (February 1993–December 1997).

 

 

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