Andrea M. Herrmann received a double BSc in European Business and Management Studies from the European School of Business in Reutlingen and the École Supérieure de Commerce in Reims. In 2002 she received her MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Herrmann got her PhD in Political Economy in 2006, at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; her thesis was titled ‘Alternative Pathways to Competitiveness within Developed Capitalism: A Comparative Study of the Pharmaceutical Sector in Germany, Italy and the UK.’
Since then, she has also been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, and a Marie Curie research fellow at Columbia University. Herrmann started as an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University in 2008, and she has been an Associate Professor there since 2018. She has obtained several renowned research funds, including a Marie Curie fellowship in collaboration with Columbia University, an H2020 consortium grant (as a work package leader) and an NWO Vidi grant.