About me and my research

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I am a PhD candidate in political science under the supervision of Prof. Achim Goerres at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2020, I have been conducting research on the political psychology of fiscal solidarity in the European Union. My research is about what makes people willing to contribute to transnational financial transfers in the EU. I want to understand how individuals form their policy preferences in general and specifically when it comes to fiscal and budgetary policy in the EU.

I am a German based in Brussels. Since 2016 I have been working as a political advisor for budgetary policy to Member of the European Parliament Jens Geier.

Get in touch!

You can find me on Twitter, Mastodon, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate. You may also write me an email to patrick.clasen [at] stud.uni-due.de (The University of Duisburg-Essen has been victim of a cyber-attack and my email is currently not working).