I am a post-doctoral researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). For the academic year 2021/2022, I am a Kennedy fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. In 2020, I was Visiting Associate Professor at the 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 behind changes in the distribution of income and wealth?
How does taxation affect labor market and investment behaviour?
How redistributive are welfare states around the world in a short-run perspective and over the life cycle?
Currently, I am building the German Regional Inequality Database (GRID) 1895-2017, which brings together and extends inequality series from several previous and ongoing research projects.