Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    First state examination in law, Kammergericht (superior Court of Justice) Berlin, Germany

  • 1998
    Magister Artium degree (MA) in history, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin; thesis topic: "The conflict between Carl Schmitt and Hans Kelsen over the creation of a constitutional court for the Weimar Republic (1928-1932)" (supervisors: Prof. H. Schulze and Prof. R. Hansen)

  • 1999
    Second state examination in law, Kammergericht Berlin

  • 1999 – 2002
    Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, member of the independent junior research group "Law in the Industrial Revolution"

  • Since 2002
    Business manager for the German Research Institute for Public Administration, Speyer, Germany

  • 2004
    Doctorate from Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (supervisor Prof. M. Stolleis)

  • 2008
    Visiting fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2009
    Visiting fellow, University of Zurich

  • 2009
    Visiting fellow, European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy

  • 2012
    Visiting fellow, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA

Selected publications

1. Monographs

  • "Informationen durch performance measurement – die Leistungsvergleiche nach Art. 91 d GG", Karlsruher Schriften zum Informationsrecht, Karlsruhe 2012.

  • "Industrialisierung, Internationalisierung und Patentrecht im Deutschen Reich, 1871-1914", Schriften zur Europäischen Rechtsgeschichte, Vol. 201, Frankfurt am Main 2006.

2. Editorial work

  • Schulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz (SchulG), Kommentar mit Ausführungsbestimmungen, Loseblattausgabe (edited with Joachim Grumbach, Christian Bickenbach and Michael Thews), 2013 and beyond.

  • "Regulierte Selbstregulierung im frühen Interventions- und Sozialstaat", together with Peter Collin, Gerd Bender, Stefan Ruppert and Michael Stolleis, Frankfurt am Main 2012.

  • "Staat – Verwaltung – Information". Festschrift for Hans Peter Bull on the occasion of his 75th birthday, Berlin 2011, together with Veith Mehde and Ulrich Ramsauer.

  • "Selbstregulierung im 19. Jahrhundert – Zwischen Autonomie und staatlichen Steuerungsansprüchen", Frankfurt am Main 2011, together with Peter Collin, Gerd Bender, Stefan Ruppert and Michael Stolleis.

  • "Die Gemeinschaftsaufgaben von Bund und Ländern in der Wissenschaft- und Bildungspolitik: Analysen und Erfahrungen" (Reihe Interdisziplinäre Wissenschaftsforschung, Vol 11), Baden-Baden 2010, together with Stefan Lange and Thomas Horstmann.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Coordinator for the network "The future of joint ventures between the federal government and the states"

  • Member of the Excellence Cluster "The formation of normative orders"

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit "Governance of Research"

  • Deputy spokesperson for the Leibniz Association's administrative committee (2007-2009)

  • Network "The future of joint ventures between the federal government and the states"

  • Excellence Cluster "The formation of normative orders"

Media coverage

  • Technical expert, German Bundestag, Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment, 28.11.2012

  • Referee for the Aktionsrat Bildung ("Action Council Education"), with Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel and Prof. Hanns Seidler, 2010

  • Referee for the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts of the State of Hesse, with Prof. Georg Krücken and Dr Stefan Lange, 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Mozartchor (Mozart choir) Speyer


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