I am an Assistant Professor in Public Policy at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. My area of research is comparative political economy, where I focus on labour market governance, labour migration and political parties in Western Europe. My work has been published in the Journal of European Public Policy, Socio-Economic Review, European Political Science Review, Governance, Social Policy and Administration and other outlets. My book “Social Concertation in Times of Austerity” was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2013. You can have a look at my publications and my profile on Google scholar.
Before joining Leiden University, I was a lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London (2012-2015). I have held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne (2011-2012) and the European University Institute in Florence (Max Weber programme, 2010-2011). I have also been a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University (SAIS, Washington DC, 2011) and the University of Amsterdam (2008-2010). I earned my PhD in Politics at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in June 2010. I grew up in Switzerland, hold Swiss and Portuguese citizenships, and speak a number of languages with a questionable pronunciation.
I occasionally blog here and tweet here. Some things that I have written have been featured in Science, the Times Higher Education, the New York Times, The Nation and Slate among others. I have written pieces for the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph and CNN.com, and talked to BBC Radio.