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Veronika Müller

DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow



Dr. Veronika Müller is a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow in the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paderborn in 2021, where she studied the impact of ideologies on conflict and violence. Her (very interdisciplinary) research interests span individual (rational) decision making, psychological well-being, belief systems, social welfare, conflict, and individual radicalization. Currently, she is working on her first book that aims to describe the role of fundamental human needs and belief systems in social and political conflicts, which will be published with Oxford University Press in 2022.

Prior to joining SAIS, Veronika worked as a research assistant at the Chair of International Growth and Business Cycle Theory at the University of Paderborn and at the Chair of Political Psychology at the New York University, which was funded by the Fulbright Commission in 2018-2019. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics at the Paderborn University, during which she spent semester abroad in France and Japan and gathered experience in the industrial and non-governmental sector.