Daniel joined the School of Politics and International Relations in 2015 and has been awarded a Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Comparative Politics. Prior to his postgraduate studies at Kent, Daniel was research assistant and lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, working on projects related to transnational private governance, nonprofit organisations, public-private partnerships and the various impacts of culture on democracy.
Daniel obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Heidelberg and was also awarded Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 2013 he continued his studies at the University of Bergen (Norway), where he first came into contact with the field of comparative politics. Furthermore, Daniel was intern at the Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim and the the regional parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany).
Daniel's field of research includes political economy, economic sociology as well as theories of Institutionalism. He has particular interest in political partisanship, the performative impact of economics on politics and the development of public finance and welfare states. His PhD project focuses on the influence of economic advisors on agenda-setting and policy framing as well as the institutional integration of fiscal councils into the political system.
Professional associations: German Sociological Association (DGS), Section Economic Sociology; the German affiliation of the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE); European Political Science Association (EPSA); European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR); Society for Political Methodology.