I am Full Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
and Head of the Institute for International Political Economy.

I study the politics of finance and development. My book, “Raise the Debt: How Developing Countries Choose Their Creditors” (Oxford University Press) analyzes why some developing countries accept loans from the Chinese government, while others reject them. My work has appeared in The British Journal of Political ScienceInternational Studies QuarterlyJournal of Peace ResearchWorld DevelopmentReview of International Political Economy, and elsewhere.

My work has received several awards. My book "Raise the Debt" received the Best Book Award of International Studies Association (ISA)'s IPE Section in 2020. It also received the Best Book Award of the International Political Economy Society (IPES) in 2021. In addition, I have received awards for teaching excellence at the departmental, college, university, and state level. In 2020, I was awarded the "Regents Outstanding Teaching Award" for teaching excellence among the 14 public universities of the University of Texas system. I am currently working on an NSF-funded project on Debt and Land Deals.

My CV is available here.