Philipp Trein

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Assistant Professor, Institute of Political Studies, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Philipp Trein earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2021, he is Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Lausanne. His research interests include comparative public policy and public administration (coordination and integration of policies, health policy, employment policy), policy and governance of digital transformations, and problem-solving in multilevel systems. In his current research, Philipp analyzes the politicization of e-government and artificial intelligence. The project examines how the usage of personal data for public policy results in political conflicts between parties, interest groups, and experts, in four countries (France, Germany, Switzerland, and the US). Philipp's research has been published in leading journals in Public Administration and Public Policy (e.g., Governance, Public Administration Review, Public Administration) and Political Science (e.g., European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, and West European Politics). In 2018, Philipp published his book Healthy or Sick? Coevolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found here: