The Hertie School of Governance prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The School also offers experienced professionals the opportunity to deepen their skills in the field of public management. A renowned international faculty with expertise in economics, business, law, political and social science take an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented approach to the School’s teaching and research agenda.
Ramin Dadašov works as a postdoctoral researcher for ANTICORRP at the Hertie School of Governance. He studied economics at the Universities of Magdeburg, Oslo, and graduated from the Freie Universität in Berlin. He received his doctoral degree in economics and social sciences from the RWTH Aachen University. Before coming to Hertie, he worked as research and teaching associate in the International Economics Unit at RWTH Aachen University.
Ramin's research interests span the fields of political economy and international economics. His dissertation papers deal with determinants of institutional quality in developing countries and especially focus on the influence of financial globalization. Some of his papers are already published in internationally renowned academic journals. Recent publications include: Financial Liberalization and Institutional Development, Economics & Politics 25, 2013, pp. 424-452 (with M. Alzer); Mode of International Investment and Endogenous Risk of Expropriation, Review of International Economics 21, 2013, pp. 974-983 (with O. Lorz); Financial Integration in Autocracies: Greasing the Wheel or More to Steal?, Economics of Governance 14, 2013, pp. 1-22 (with P. Harms and O. Lorz).
Aram Khaghaghordyan works as a Research Associate for ANTICORRP project at the Hertie School of Governance. He is the Coordinator of European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School. Aram is a law faculty graduate of the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University and holds degrees in international humanitarian law (LL.M.) from Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and public policy (MPP) from Hertie School of Governance. Aram worked as a consultant for Pact Inc., USAID-supported UNITER Project, conducting independent integrity assessment of the CHESNO movement (campaign to enhance transparency and fairness of the parliamentary election in Ukraine). He also worked as a consultant for Democracy Reporting International on projects ‘Strengthening International Law to Support Genuine Elections and Democratic Governance’ and ‘Support to Democratisation in Egypt’. Aram`s current research topic is related to the state compliance with international anti-corruption norms with a focus on Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) evaluation rounds.
Natalia Alvarado Pachon is an ANTICORRP research associate since 2016. In the same year, Natalia graduated from the Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations at Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia. Prior to joining the Hertie School, Natalia worked in Colombia promoting international cooperation for higher education and investment in education. Her research interests are on focussed on public accountability mechanisms, quantitative approaches to measuring corruption, and anti-corruption measures.
Niklas Kossow works as the ANTICORRP Communications Officer and is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School. He holds a B.A. in European Social and Political studies from University College London (UCL) and an MPP from the Hertie School of Governance. Prior to joining ANTICORRP, he gained work experiences within the German public service and Transparency International. Niklas also worked as consultant and researcher for Freedom House, The World Wide Web Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme. Originally from Cologne he has previously lived in France, the UK, Russia, Turkey, the US and Cambodia and is fluent in Russian and French. His research focusses on the use of new technologies in the context of anti-corruption movements and democratization.
Roberto Martínez B. Kukutschka works as a Research Associate for ANTICORRP project at the Hertie School of Governance. He is also a Junior Fellow at the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS). His main tasks include the construction and analysis of the ANTICORRP database on corruption. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) in Mexico City and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance. He served as the Head of Anti-Corruption Department at the Mexican Tax Administration Service between 2007 and 2010, where he was responsible for the process of implementing international anti-corruption and anti-bribery conventions. He also worked as public opinion analyst for the Mexican Presidency and as Research and Teaching Assistant at CIDE and at the Technische Universität Berlin. His research interests include transitions to good governance and control of corruption and organized crime.