PRESENT POST Professor of Political Economy and Development, University of Zurich, Institute of Political Science Director, Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at the ETH and the University of Zurich PREVIOUS POSITIONS December 2001- August 2006 Head of research group on 'International Trade&Development', Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI / HWWA) September 2000- December 2001 Research fellow, HWWA Personal research focus: development economics, economics of education, political economy October 1997- August 2000 Administrator at the OECD Participation in the work of three different directorates in the framework of the OECD Young Professional Programme: November 1993-September 1997 Research assistant, HWWA EDUCATION 8 February 2006 Habilitation, University of Siegen 30 June 1998 Ph.D. in Economics, Hamburg University Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of International Development and of the Journal 'Climate and Development'
* The Political Economy of International Organizations, Review of International Organizations Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008 (special edition, edited with Axel Dreher) * Climate or Development: Is ODA Diverted from Its Original Purpose?, in: Climatic Change Vol. 84, No. 1, 2007, pp. 5-22 (with Axel Michaelowa) * Can Process Conditionality Enhance Aid Effectiveness? The role of bureaucratic interest and public pressure, in: Public Choice Vol. 122, No. 1-2, 2005, pp. 159-175 (with Carsten Hefeker) * Evaluation Bias and Incentive Structures in Bi- and Multilateral Aid Agencies, in: Review of Development Economics Vol. 10, No. 2, 2006, pp. 313-329 (with Axel Borrmann) * The Political Economy of the Enhanced HIPC-Initiative, in: Public Choice Vol. 114, No. 3-4, 2003, pp. 461-476 [earlier version: HWWA Discussion Paper No. 161, Hamburg 2002] * UN Approval of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects in Developing Countries: The Political Economy of the CDM Executive Board, CIS Working Paper No. 35, Zurich 2008 (with Florens Flues and Axel Michaelowa) (under revise and resubmit at Public Choice) * Teacher Shortages, Teacher Contracts and their Impact on Education in Africa, in: Statistics and Society, Journal of the Royal Statistical Association - Series A (forthcoming) (with Jean Bourdon and Markus Frölich) * Neue Entwicklungsökonomik (New Development Economics), Lucius&Lucius, Stuttgart 2002 (with Rainer Durth and Heiko Körner) * Die Neue Politische Ökonomie liefergebundener Entwicklungshilfe (The New Political Economy of Tied Aid), Nomos, Baden Baden 1998