Short CV/Education and training


  • 1994 – 1995
    Technical University Lisbon, Department of Political Science, Study of International Relations

  • 1995 – 1998
    Free University Berlin, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Diploma in Political Science

  • 1998 – 1999
    Free University Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, European Centre for Comparative Government and Public Policy, Master in European Studies

  • 2002
    Free University Berlin, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, PhD. in Political Science

  • 2009
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social and Political Science, Postdoctoral Thesis (Habilitation) and venia legendi awarded in the field of Political Science

Professional achievements

  • 1989 – 1991
    Operator and reception assistant, Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne

  • 1997
    Trainee, Diário de Notícias (Portuguese newspaper), Lisbon

  • 1999
    Trainee, General Direction Legislative Procedures (Co-Decision), Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Brussels

  • 2000 – 2002
    Research Associate, Lecturer and PhD. Student, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin

  • 2003 – 2007
    Assistant Professor, Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-University Berlin

  • 2007 – 2008
    Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, San Domenico, Fiesole, Italy

  • 2008
    Assistant Professor, Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-University Berlin

  • 2009
    Visiting Fellow Centre for European Studies, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada

  • 2009 – 2010
    Guest Professor in Comparative Politics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Social Sciences

  • 2010
    Call for a Professorship in Political Science, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland (declined)

  • 2010 – 2011
    Guest Professor in International Relations and European Integration, Centre for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin

  • 2011
    Call for a Guest Professorship in European Integration, Department of Social and Political Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (declined)

  • 2011 – 2012
    Heisenberg Fellow, at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), Research Unit Transnational Conflicts and international institutions (under the direction of Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn)

  • 2012
    Professor (W3) in International Relations, Technische Universität Dresden

Selected publications

  • Do Agents 'Run Amok'? Agency Slack in the EU and US Trade Policy in the Doha Round, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 15(1): 21-36, 2013.

  • Two-Level Games and Trade Cooperation: What Do We Now Know?, International Politics, 50(4): 579-599, 2013.

  • The Domestic Sources of Multilateral Trade Negotiations: Explaining Brazils Negotiating Position in the Doha Round, The International Trade Journal, 27(2), 173-194, 2013.

  • The Clash of Negotiations: The Impact of Outside Options on Multilateral Trade Negotiations, International Negotiation Special Issue on Bilateral and Regional Economic Negotiations, 18 (1), 111-130, 2013.

  • Variation in EU Member States? Preferences and the Commissions Discretion in the Doha Round, Journal of European Public Policy, 18 (3): 402-418, 2011.

  • Who Controls Whom? Dynamics of Power Delegation and Agency Losses in EU Trade Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, 48 (5): 1107-1126, 2010.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Delegation of Power to International Organizations and Institutional Empowerment over Time (ERC-Starting Grant 2012)

  • Embedding Global Governance in Time (Heisenberg Grant 2010)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Memberships in Academic and Professional Associations

  • DVPW Deutsche Vereinigung der Politische Wissenschaft (German Association of Political Science), (2000-present)

  • International Studies Association, (2008-present)

  • Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration (Working Group on European Integration), (1999-2008)

  • Economic Negotiation Network, (since June 2010)

Academic Committees and Scientific Management

  • Member of the International Doctoral Program of the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) Council, Humboldt University Berlin (since 2010)

  • Member of the Committee of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes for the selection of undergraduate students (since 2008)

  • ECPR Representative at the Humboldt University (since 2005)

  • Member, Appointment Committee of several chairs in Political Science

  • Member, Evaluation Committee of a junior professorship

  • Member, Several Promotion and Habilitation Committees (since 2004)

Peer Review Activities

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

  • European Journal of International Relations

  • European Union Politics

  • Journal of Common Market Studies

  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis

  • Journal of Contemporary European Research

  • Journal of European Public Policy

  • Journal of Public Policy

  • Journal of International Dispute Settlement

  • International Political Science Review

  • International Relations

  • International Negotiation

  • Negotiation Journal

  • Politische Vierteljahresschrift

  • Review of International Studies

  • Scandinavian Political Studies

  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  • West European Politics


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