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20062020

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Research interests

I was selected as a Lecturer in World Politics with a focus on International Political Economy in summer 2020. However, taking on this new role was postponed until fall 2022, as the EU granted me a two-year research fellowship to visit the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn Univeristy of Technology. In Tallinn, my reserach focuses on the commercialization of residency-related rights, with a specific focus on the Estonian e-residency system.

Much of my scholarship has focused on various forms of private power, ranging from the mechanisms of corporate tax avoidance and corporate power to the role of consultants in public governance. I have also published several articles and books related to global development policy and its economic governance. I am interested in supervising PhD dissertations in related fields.

I defended my PhD in World Politics in the summer of 2018, with a dissertation that analyzed the politics of corporate tax avoidance. University of Helsinki granted its annual dissertation award to the thesis. Moreover, Yale University awarded its 2015 Amartya Sen Prize to one of the articles of the dissertation. In addition to my current fellowship at Tallinn, I spent year 2016 at Yale University as a Fulbright grantee. 

Education/Academic qualification

World Politics, PhD

Award Date: 24 Oct 2018

External positions

Visiting researcher, Tallinn University of Technology, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance

1 Aug 202031 Jul 2022

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • World Politics
  • Development Studies
  • Policy consultancies
  • Multinational enterprises
  • Evolutionary economics
  • Tax havens
  • Tax governance

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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