• 10/2002 Doctorate to Dr. rer. soc. (summa cum laude), University of Konstanz
  • Dissertation title: “Double Transformation: Democracy and Foreign Economic Liberalization in Developing Countries”
  • 3/2000 Diploma in Politics and Management (with distinction), University of Konstanz
  •        Diploma thesis: “Institutions, Institutional Quality and Decisions of Allocation”.
  • 10/1994 – 03/2000 Undergraduate and graduate studies at the Department of Politics and Management, with special focus on international relations, University of Konstanz
  • 10/1992 – 10/1994 Undergraduate studies in literature and the arts, University of Konstanz