I am a quantitative macroeconomist and currently assistant professor at the University of Cologne.


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.



Oct 2013 - present         Assistant Professor, University of Cologne (on leave)

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

Aug 2017 - Jul 2018       Acting Full Professor, Applied Political Economy, University of Mannheim

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