Team

Tony Müller, M.A.

 

Office: H.406
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 027
E-Mail: tony.mueller@hfp.tum.de

Publications

Heldt, E. & Müller, T. (2021): Bringing Independence and Accountability Together: Mission Impossible for the European Central Bank?, Journal of European Integration: 1-17.

Heldt, E. & Müller, T. (2021): The (self-)empowerment of the European Central Bank during the sovereign debt crisis, Journal of European Integration 43(1): 83-98.

Heldt, E. & Müller, T. (2020): Sinkende Bedeutung der UNO: Stärkung informeller Organisationen, In: Molls, M. & Eberspächer, J. (eds.) Wissenschaft, Vernunft & Nachhaltigkeit: Denkanstöße für die Zeit nach CoronaTechnische Universität München. 

SAIS et al. (2016): Torn at the Seam: Migration, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola: Johns Hopkins SAIS ILAW.

Müller, T. (2014): The Delegation Mandate of the European Central Bank during the Euro-Crisis - A Principal-Agent Analysis: GRIN Verlag.

Dr. Elena Rios Camacho

 

Office: H.405
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 023
E-Mail: elena.rios-camacho@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Dr. Elena Ríos Camacho has been a Research Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance of the Hochschule für Politik/TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich since October 2019. Her research and teaching focus is on European economic governance, Banking Union and financial reforms after the euro area crisis, EU institutions, European integration theory and digital transformations in Europe with a particular focus on European economy and finance. Prior to joining the team, Elena was a Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Political Science at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Bamberg. In her PhD, Elena investigated member states’ bargaining power and the role of the EU institutions in the negotiations on the three pillars of Banking Union to explain the hybrid institutional structure that characterizes this European integration outcome. During her time as a doctoral researcher, she was a Bluebook trainee at the Single Resolution Board, the EU agency responsible for banking resolution, in Brussels. Elena holds a Double Degree Master (M.Sc., M.A.) in European Studies obtained at the University of Twente in the Netherlands and the University of Münster in Germany. 

Publications (selection)

PD Dr. Patrick A. Mello

 

Office: H.409
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 020
E-Mail: mello@hfp.tum.de

 Office Hours

Resume

PD Dr. Patrick A. Mello has been Research Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance since October 2021 and Privatdozent at the Technical University of Munich since 2020. His research focuses on questions related to international security and foreign policy analysis, especially concerning the influence of parliaments, the impact of party politics, and on multinational military coalitions. He is further working on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), on which he published a textbook with Georgetown University Press in 2021. He is Co-Applicant of the DFG research project “International Bureaucracies as Runaway Agents? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack”, led by Prof. Dr. da Conceição-Heldt. From 2017 until 2018, he was Interim Franz Haniel Professor for Public Policy (W3) at the Willy Brandt School of the University of Erfurt, where he was Visiting Scholar until 2021. He studied English language and literature, law, and political science in Bayreuth, Ogden, Bath, Seattle, and Berlin, before obtaining his PhD from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His book Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan) received the 2015 Best Dissertation Award from the German Political Science Association (DVPW). He is on the Editorial Board of Foreign Policy Analysis and Contemporary Security Policy. Apart from publishing two monographs and editing two special issues, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the European Journal of International RelationsEuropean Journal of International SecurityWest European PoliticsBritish Journal of Politics and International Relations, and the Journal of International Relations and Development.

Publications (selection)

2021: Qualitative Comparative Analysis: An Introduction to Research Design and Application. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

2020: Paths towards Coalition Defection: Democracies and Withdrawal from the Iraq War. European Journal of International Security 5 (1): 45-76.

2020: Patterns of Political Ideology and Security Policy (with Tim Haesebrouck), Foreign Policy Analysis 16 (4): 1-22.

2019: The Politics of Multinational Military Operations (Guest Editor, with Stephen M. Saideman), Contemporary Security Policy 40 (1): 30-37.

2019: National Restrictions in Multinational Military Operations: A Conceptual Framework, Contemporary Security Policy 40 (1): 38-55.

2018: Parliaments in Security Policy: Involvement, Politicisation, and Influence. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Special Issue (Guest Editor, with Dirk Peters), 20 (1): 3-18.

2018: The Unintended Consequences of Parliamentary Involvement: Elite Collusion and Afghanistan Deployments in Canada and Germany (with Philippe Lagassé), British Journal of Politics and International Relations 20 (1): 135-57. 

Homepage

https://patrickmello.com

Tamara Nauhardt, M.Sc.

 

Office: H.405
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 030
E-Mail: tamara.nauhardt@tum.de

 

 

Resume

Tamara Nauhardt is a research associate and PhD student at the Chair of European and Global Governance since October 2021. Her research interests focus on European integration and the delegation of power to international organizations. She studied Political Science and History (B.A.) at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg and spent one academic year at Duke University (USA) within the framework of the DAAD ISAP program. She completed her Master's degree in Politics and Technology at the Technical University of Munich. During her studies she was involved in the research project "International Bureaucracies as "Runaway Agents"? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack" by Prof. Dr. da Conceição-Heldt. She gained practical experience at the BMW Group, the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels and the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. 

Dr. Omar Ramon Serrano Oswald

 

Office: H.410
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 021
E-Mail: omar.serrano@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Omar Serrano is since July 2018, a Research Associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance, where he works in the DFG project: “International Bureaucracies as “Runaway Agents”? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack”. He holds a PhD in IR/Political Science (Graduate Institute, Geneva) and MSc. in Global Politics (LSE). Previously he was Visiting Fellow (TUM, Fudan, FGV, ITAM, JNU & UIBE), Senior Researcher and Lecturer (Geneva & Lucerne), Guest Professor (Hunan), and Research Associate (St. Gallen). He is author of The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy: Defence and Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press, 2013) and articles in Regulation & Governance (2017 Impact Factor: 2.735) and New Political Economy (2017 Impact Factor 2.603) among others. Moreover, he speaks various languages linked to his research interests including Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, and Mandarin. His work combines qualitative and quantitative methodologies. 

Publications (Selection)

2018: Free-Trade Agreements as Belt and Road Initiative Steppingstone for Multilateralism: Is the Sino-Swiss FTA the Gold Standard? With Tomas Casas Klett. In: Alon, I., Lattemann, C., and Zhang, W. (Eds.) China's Belt and Road Initiative: The Changing Rules of Globalization, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan

2017: Introduction, EU and US regulatory power under strain? Emerging countries and the limits of external governance, with Sandra Lavenex and Ivo Krizic. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 22 Issue 2/1: 1–17

2017: Exporting intellectual property rights to emerging countries: EU and US approaches compared, with Ivo Krizic. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 22 Issue 2/1: 57-75

2017: Rising Economies in the International Patent Regime: From Rule-breakers to Rule-changers and Rule-makers. With Jean Fréderic Morin, Sara Bannerman and Mira Burri, New Political Economy, 23(3): 255-273

2017: Usufruindo das flexibilidades do TRIPS: implementação e difusão dos regimes de licenciamento compulsório no Brasil e na Índia, with Mira Burri, In: Menezes, H. (ed.) Propriedade Intelectual Inovacao Tecnologica e Saude, Joao Pessoa: Editora UFPB

2016: China and India’s insertion in the intellectual property rights regime: sustaining or disrupting the rules? New Political Economy, 21(3): 343-364

2015: 促进民主的安全目标: 欧洲外交政策中的‘内外’矛盾 in: Brauch, G., et al (eds.) 应对全球环境变化, 灾害及安全 : 威胁, 挑战, 缺陷和风险, Nanjing: Nanjing Press Company.

2013: The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy: Defence and Enlargement, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Homepage

www.omarserrano.com

Dr. Florence Dafe

 

Office: H.409
E-Mail: florence.dafe@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Florence Dafe is a political economist at the Chair of European and Global Governance of the Hochschule für Politik /TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Her research and teaching cover a number of themes related to international political economy and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on global financial governance. Florence’s research interests revolve around finance and development, especially the domestic and external political constraints that governments in developing countries face in governing their financial sectors. The question which drives her research is how much policy space governments in developing countries have in governing their financial sectors in a context of globalisation and financialisation. Florence has written on the factors which shape the structural power of finance in developing countries, the strategies developing countries pursue in navigating global banking standards, the spread of financial inclusion policies, the political economy of central banking in developing countries, and the development of local currency bond markets in Africa. Prior to joining the Chair of European and Global Governance, Florence was a Fellow in International Political Economy at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and lecturer in International Political Economy at City, University of London. She is also an associate researcher at the German Development Institute. Florence holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the LSE and a PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. Since 1 July 2021 she is also a Honarary Research Fellow at the Centre for Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick.

Publications (selection)

2021: Tussle for space: The politics of mock-compliance with global financial standards in developing countries, Regulation & Governance, (with Engebretsen, R.E.H.) https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12427.

2020: Banking on courts: financialization and the rise of third-party funding in investment arbitration, Review of International Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2020.1764378.

2019: Ambiguity in International Finance and the Spread of Financial Norms: The Localization of Financial Inclusion in Kenya and Nigeria. Review of International Political Economy, 27(3): 500-524. 

2018: Fuelled Power: Oil, Financiers and Central Bank Policy in Nigeria. New Political Economy. DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2018.1501353.

2018: Localising Sovereign Debt: The Rise of Local Currency Bond Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. The World Economy (with D. Essers and U. Volz). DOI: 10.1111/twec.12624

2018: Balancing Multiple Central Bank Objectives: Lessons from Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda on Walking a Tightrope. In M. Ndulo and S. Kayizzi (eds.), Financing Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa, 150-181. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2018: Demystifying Green Bonds. In S. Boubaker, D. Cumming and D. K. Nguyen (eds.), Research Handbook of Investing in the Triple Bottom Line. Chapter 15. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing (with K. Berensmann and N. Lindenberg).

2017: The Politics of Finance: How Capital Sways African Central Banks. Journal of Development Studies, p.1-17. DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1380793.

2016: A financial sector to support development in low-income countries. In: S. Griffith-Jones and R. Gottschalk (eds.), Achieving Financial Stability and Growth in Africa, 1-21. Oxon: Routledge (with S. Griffith-Jones and E. Karwowski).

2015: Developing local currency bond markets for long-term development financing in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 31 (3-4), p.350-378 (with K. Berensmann and U. Volz). DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grv032.

Homepage

www.florencedafe.com

Dr. Robert Csehi

 

Office: H.407
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 029​
E-Mail: robert.csehi@hfp.tum.de 

Resume 

Dr. Robert Csehi has been a Lecturer and Post-Doc Researcher at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München since January 2018. His area of interest involves comparative and European politics. More specifically, he studies European integration, European economic governance, and challenges to democracy, above all populism. He received his PhD from Central European University and holds an MA in international relations and economics from Corvinus University in Budapest. He worked as a Visiting Professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy and as a researcher at CEU’s Center for European Union Research from 2014 to 2017. His work appeared among others in the Journal of European Public Policy, West European Politics, and Democratization.

Publications (Selection)

  • Csehi, Robert and Puetter, Uwe (2020): Who determined what governments really wanted? Preference formation and the euro crisis. West European Politics, 1-22.
  • Csehi, Robert and Zgut, Edit (2020): ‘We won’t let Brussels dictate us’: Eurosceptic populism in Hungary and Poland. European Politics and Society, 1-16.
  • Csehi, Robert (2019): Neither episodic, nor destined to failure? The endurance of Hungarian populism after 2010. Democratization 26 (6):1011-1027.
  • Csehi, Robert (2017): Horizontal coordination in federal political systems – non-centralization in the European Union and Canada compared. Journal of European Public Policy 24 (4): 562-579.

 

Julia Esser-Grimm, M.A.

 

Office: H.402
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 031
E-Mail: julia.esser-grimm@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Julia Esser-Grimm is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance since January 2020. She studied Regional Science Eastasia with a strong focus on China and Political Sciences at the University of Cologne and at the Southeast University Nanjing, China. In her dissertation, she deals with China's role in multilateral development banks. Prior to her doctorate, she worked in foundations and in the field of research funding in Germany and China.

 

Dr. Nikolai Gad

 

Office: H.409
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 032
E-Mail: nikolai.gad@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Nikolai Gad is a research associate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik/TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich, which he has been since October 2019. His research focus on democratic innovations, political participation, online and digital technologies, and the organisation of political parties. He is generally interested in the interplay between digital technologies and democracy. In particular, he is interested in how digital technologies enable emerging forms of political participation and how political institutions such as political parties (can) adapt to these developments. Before joining the TUM School of Governance, he was a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Digital Civics at Newcastle University in the UK, where he was partly based at the interdisciplinary Open Lab and partly at the Politics department. In addition to his research, he is interested in teaching quantitative methods and at the TUM School of Governance he has developed an introductory course in computational methods for political science. Prior to his PhD, he has studied Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, and Digital Communication at the IT University of Copenhagen.

Patrick Baldes, M.Sc.

 

Office: H.407
Phone: +49-89-907-793 – 022
E-Mail: patrick.baldes@tum.de

 

 

Resume

Patrick Baldes is a research associate and PhD-candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology. His doctoral research focusses on the regulation of Big Tech and is funded by the TUM Institute for Advanced Studies (TUM-IAS), where he is a member of the Focus Group on Comparative-Historical Perspectives on Platform Capitalism. His supervisors are Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Prof. Kathleen Thelen, Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is continuously engaged in teaching activities on Global Governance and Technology Policy within the Master programme in Politics & Technology at TUM.

Prior to joining TUM, he gained extensive work-experience as an international public sector consultant in the areas of public policy evaluations, strategy and reorganisation. In his former position as deputy project manager, he conducted studies and reports for the European Commission on European structural and investment funds, financial regulation and competition policy. He has coordinated teams across Europe and has regional experience in the US, China and the Gulf states. Patrick Baldes holds a B.A. in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and a M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 

Publications

EUROPEAN COMMISSION (2018), Study on the coordination and harmonisation of ESI Funds and other EU instruments.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION (2019), Report on the Operation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION (2020), Retrospective evaluation of state aid rules for RDI and the provisions applicable to RDI state aid of the GBER applicable in 2014–2020.

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Florian Brunner, B.Sc.

 

Office: H.402
E-Mail: florian.brunner@hfp.tum.de

Resume

Florian Brunner is student assistant at the Chair of European and Global Governance. Florian completed the B.Sc. program in Political Science at Munich School of Politics and Public Policy, analyzing in his dissertation the WHO’s funding problems. In parallel, he has been studying a B.A. in Romance Philology and Economics at LMU since 2018, which he will complete this summer. During his Erasmus semester at Sciences Po Paris, he earned a certificate in International Affairs and Strategy. He also interned with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union in Brussels. In October 2022, Florian will join Nuffield College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford to pursue an MPhil in International Relations.