Tony Müller is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the Hochschule für Politik München / TUM School of Governance. His doctoral dissertation deals with the empowerment of supranational institutions, using the example of the role of the European Central Bank during the Euro crisis. Tony holds a master's degree in International Economics and International Law & Organizations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Furthermore, he has developed an in-depth understanding of European governance from two different perspectives, while he was working at the German Federal Foreign Office as well as the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
Heldt, E. & Müller, T. (2020): The (self-)empowerment of the European Central Bank during the sovereign debt crisis, Journal of European Integration (forthcoming).
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.
Anna Novoselova is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the TUM School of Governance at the Technical University of Munich since August 2018. Before joining the team, she studied International Relations in Saint Petersburg, Global Governance and Social Theory in Bremen as well as completed several internships both in Russia and Germany. Anna’s research focuses on the state withdrawal from International organizations, specifically the rationale and mechanisms of withdrawal. In addition, she participates in the DFG project: “International Bureaucracies as “Runaway Agents”? How Organizational Structure Affects Agency Slack”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Baldes is a research associate and PhD-candidate at the Chair of European and Global Governance at the TUM School of Governance of the Technical University of Munich. Before joining the team in October 2020, he has gained extensive work-experience as an international public sector consultant in the areas of strategy, reorganisation and public policy. In his former position as deputy project manager, he conducted studies and reports for the European Commission on structural and investment funds, financial regulation and competition policy. He has previously coordinated teams across Europe and worked in the US and the Gulf states. His doctoral research interests focus on economic and technology policy, global economic governance and political-economy institutions. Patrick is engaged in teaching activities on European integration as well as the global governance of technology firms. He 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).
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).