I am a quantitative macroeconomist and currently acting full professor at the University of Mannheim.


My primary research field is macroeconomics with incomplete markets and in particular

  • macro-banking (resilience/vulnerability of banking systems and macro-prudential regulation)
  • macro-labor (design of labor market institutions and structural reforms)

Furthermore, I have research projects in the fields of computational economics and economics of climate change.


In addition to my academic research, I have been working on several consultancy projects on structural reforms and public investment programs for, amongst others, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the Bertelsmann Foundation.



Jun 2018 - present           Visiting Fellow, University of Edinburgh (MacCaLM)

Aug 2017 - present          Acting Full Professor, Applied Political Economy, University of Mannheim

Oct  2013 - present          Assistant Professor, University of Cologne (on leave)
Oct  2011 - Sep  2013      Postdoc, Chair of Macroeconomics, Hans Gersbach, ETH Zurich
Jan  2008 - Sep  2011      Researcher, Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim


Oct  2006 - Sep 2011      Ph.D. in Economics, University of Mannheim
Sep 2005 - May 2006      A.M. (Master of Arts) in Economics, Brown University
Oct  2000 - Mar 2005      Master in Economics, University of Heidelberg