Jonas Markgraf


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I am a postdoctoral research fellow for the WEALTHPOL project at the University of Oxford and a non-stipendiary research fellow at Nuffield College.

I am broadly interested in research in the area of Political Economy and Comparative Politics, with a focus on advanced economies. In my PhD dissertation, I focused on connections between politicians and banks and I analyzed how politicians (i) interfere in the provision of bank credit and (ii) how they benefit from close ties to banks (the ‘supply side’ of bank credit).

My current research project turns to the ‘demand side’ of bank credit; I look at political and social consequences of credit and ask how financial markets affect political preferences.

Before joining the WEALTHPOL project, I was a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance (award expected in 2018); I hold an MSc in International Political Economy from LSE (2014) and obtained my BA in Political Science and Economics from Freie University in Berlin (2013). During my PhD, I spent six months as a predoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

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