Sven Hilgers is research fellow at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science of the Freie Universität Berlin. As part of the research project “Credit Lending as Two-Level Game: Troika-Debtor Negotiations in the Eurozone,” he analyzes the process of negotiation and implementation of financial assistance programs in the Eurozone. His dissertation project investigates the change of the European Central Bank before and during the financial crisis. Mr. Hilgers studied political science and global studies in Berlin and Roskilde (Denmark). He holds an MA and BA in political science from Freie Universität Berlin. Mr. Hilgers is also active in politics. Currently, he serves as a member of the Free Democrat’s (FDP) federal committee on international politics and chairman of the FDP Berlin’s committee on international and European politics. Among other things, he was vice president and international officer of the young liberals Germany (JuLis) and worked as an assistant for a liberal MP in the Bundestag.