I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO) at the University of Groningen — a world-class university of 30,0000 students in the northern Netherlands. My main teaching responsibilities include the coordination of Economics courses for undergraduate International Relations students and the supervision of graduate students working on topics related to the political economy of financial markets. I’ve also held Professorial Lecturer appointments at American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where I taught a wide range of Economics and Political Science courses to both graduates and undergraduates studying International Relations.
I received my PhD for his doctoral dissertation on the impact of financial liberalization, entitled “Destructive Creation: The Unintended Consequences of the Rise of Finance.” This research broadly investigates the interaction of global financial markets and idiosyncratic national characteristics, examining how different economies have allocated capital on the macro level. My first book, “The Great Debt Transformation,” hit the bookshelves in 2016. My other research can also be found in top journals such as Politics and Society (see below) — and I regularly present at the International Studies Association’s annual meeting as well as conferences of European-focused scholars.