I am a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) since 2015. I pursued by PhD at Freie Universitaet Berlin from 2009 to 2013. From January to June 2020, I will be Visiting Associate Professor at City University New York (CUNY).
My research interests lie in the fields of public economics, labor economics and economic history, in particular in the distribution and redistribution of economic resources:
What are the underlying mechanisms of changes in the distribution of income and wealth? Which of these mechanisms can be generalized and which are specific to certain periods?
How does government redistribution affect work incentives and labor market behaviour?
How redistributive are welfare states around the world in a short-run perspective and over the life cycle?