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.
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