Ronny Patz is a Lecturer of International Political Economy at the Hertie School. Previously, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. As a member of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Research Unit “International Public Administration”, he studied the bureaucracies of International Organisations (IOs). His own research focus is on the financing of IOs, especially in the United Nations (UN). He is the author of Managing Money and Discord in the UN (Oxford University Press 2019, with Klaus H. Goetz). He is currently developing text-as-data perspectives for the study of large corpora of UN documents. He received his PhD from Potsdam University, studied Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin and Eastern European Transitions at Tartu Ülikool. He has worked for the Council of Europe in Moldova, the 2007 German European Union Council Presidency, the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and Transparency International.