I am Assistant Professor of Public Law with a Special Focus on European Democracy at the University of Zurich and at the Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau. My research interests include digital democracy, e-voting (in political referendums and elections), fully automated administrative procedures as well as fully automated taxation procedures.
Before coming to Zurich I was Coordinator of the program “Transformation of the state in times of digitization” at the German Research Institute on Public Administration (Speyer). I completed my habilitation thesis in 2017 at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (Venia: Public Law, European Law, Finance and Tax Law, Administrative Science).
DLTs for e-voting, blockchain for election transparency, transparency in financing political campaigns, regulating the use of blockchain in the public administration, the role of the state in regulating DLTs