Sebastian is a PhD candidate in Political Economy, working on the politics of central banking with special focus on comparing and contrasting the monetary policy-making of the European Central Bank with that of other major central banks. His research interests include central bank independence and accountability, Eurozone macroeconomic governance, financial regulation, and quantitative and qualitative methods in the social sciences. He is teaching classes on the Politics of Economic Policy in the Department of Government at LSE.
Sebastian's doctoral research is funded by a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bonn, Germany. He holds an MSc in Political Economy of Europe from the LSE as well as an MA in European Studies from the University of Hamburg. He has gained professional experience in various departments of a major German energy company throughout his undergraduate studies.
Professor Paul de Grauwe and Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey