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I am a researcher and instructor at the Chair for International and Comparative Political Economy at the Free University of Berlin. I recently completed my dissertation, which was supervised by Thomas Rixen and David Weisstanner. My first academic appointment was at the University of Bamberg, where I was part of the COFFERS research project (‘Combatting Fiscal Fraud and Empowering Regulators’).

My research focuses on political economy and comparative politics. I am interested in political conflicts about the distribution of income and wealth. Visit the research and publication tabs of my website to learn more!

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via email (l.ahrens@fu-berlin.de). I am also active on Twitter (@leo__ahrens).