Andrea Binder

Non-Resident Fellow

Andrea Binder

Andrea Binder is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD studies focus on the relationship between offshore finance – as tax havens and international banking hubs – and the power of the state.

Andrea is an adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, teaching a course on offshore finance. Between 2011 and 2014, Andrea served as a GPPi associate director, co-heading GPPi’s work on humanitarian action and innovation in development. Between 2006 and 2011 she worked for the institute as a research associate. In her eight years with GPPi, she was involved in many research projects and evaluations, focusing on the politics of humanitarianism and innovation in development. Andrea has conducted field research in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Germany and Great Britain.

Before joining GPPi in March 2006, Andrea worked as a teaching fellow in international relations at the University Tübingen, Germany. Her work experience also includes assignments with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Policy Planning Unit of the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

Andrea studied political science, economics and rhetoric at the University of Augsburg and the University of Tübingen; the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in Geneva; and the Institut d’études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France. She received her master’s in political science and international relations from the University of Tübingen in 2005. She received scholarships from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg. 

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Humanitarian Action
Offshore Banking
International Finance
International Political Economy


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