Daniel Mertens is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Osnabrück. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor (Habilitand) at Goethe University Frankfurt and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne. His work ranges from the politics of credit markets and banking to analyses of the modern tax state and has been published in outlets such as the Journal of European Public Policy, New Political Economy, and Socio-Economic Review. He is one of the editors of the International Handbook of Financialization (Routledge 2020).