Economist and political scientist, working in the fields of institutional economics, political theory, public choice, and constitutional political economy.

Research focus on the interaction between politics, markets and civil society in Western democracies and welfare states.

Major interests in welfare state expansion, constitutional design and liberal, welfare-enhancing reform. Special interests in labour market models and collective bargaining, educational reform and skills formation, conditions for enterprise, market processes, entrepreneurship, financing of innovations, virtue ethics and the future of the European Union.