He is postdoctoral researcher in the ERC Horizon 2020 project SpoilsofWAR, which investigates the economic consequences of World War I in Central Europe. He received his PhD from Chicago in 2018 and was postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He studies comparative politics and historical political economy. His book project – Empires in the Making: Legacies of the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires in Europe draws on political science, economics and history to examine key questions related to colonial rule and state formation, the modern-day impact of colonial legacies and the political economy of development and corruption. It investigates the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires and their legacies in Eastern and Central Europe combining statistical methods, including spatial and content analysis, based on extensive archival research.