ABOUT ME in brief.
Welcome to my personal website, where you can find information about my research interests, work, and publications.
My research focuses on the interaction between policymakers and organized interests.
Its central aim is to improve government policy making through evidence-based recommendations in the areas of governance, transparency, and accountability.
Some Recent Publications
Regulating government affairs: Integrating lobbying research and policy concerns
How can government regulations be brought up to speed to address 21st-century lobbying practices? In this paper with D Coen and M. Vannoni we argue that there are three critical dimensions to focus on: (i) regulatory consolidation; (ii) system interoperability; and (iii) open-source implementation. These aspects address the need for better coordination within jurisdictions, cooperation across systems, and effective use of public resources.
International parliamentary institutions and political donations: the case of the European Parliament
Employing the European Parliament as a case study, this article explores the link between International Parliamentary Institutions (IPIs), non-state actors (NSAs), and political donations. PIs can encourage transnational cleavage formation and serve a representative function, which addresses the concerns about democratic deficit that come with the transfer of policy-making authority to international organizations.
Introducing the PFxEU tracker dataset: Tracking political financing in the European Union
This article presents the PFxEU tracker, an open-access dataset that tracks the financial donations received by European Union political parties. It systematically codes (a) each donation received; (b) its amount; (c) the type of donor; and (d) its region of origin. It systematically codes (a) each donation received; (b) its amount; (c) the type of donor; and (d) its region of origin.