Jan Vogler recently completed his Ph.D. in political science–with a specialization in political economy and political methodology. As of fall 2019, he will be a post-doctoral research associate in the political economy of good government at the University of Virginia's Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics. In this role, he will also be affiliated with the Democracy Initiative.
His research covers a wide range of topics, including the organization of public bureaucracies, various forms of political and economic competition (in domestic and international settings), the legacies of imperial rule, and structures and perceptions of the European Union. In his dissertation, he analyzes the determinants of cross-national and cross-regional variation in the institutions and performance of public administration by considering the impact of historical events and processes. For more information, see his personal website.
Prior to his doctorate, Jan received a B.A. in political science from the Free University of Berlin and a M.Sc. (with distinction) in international relations (research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. While completing his undergraduate degree, he studied economics as an additional minor subject and spent one year at the University of California, Berkeley. He held scholarships and fellowships from a number of institutions, including the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Moreover, he recently was a Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences (PARISS) Fellow and a German National Academic Foundation Dissertation Fellow.