PhD, University of Oxford, 2018
Professor of Economics and Management, University of Cologne
Member, ECONtribute Cluster of Excellence: Markets & Public Policy
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Collective Goods
Research Affiliate, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq)
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Affiliate Member, CESifo Research Network
Research Fields: Psychology and Economics, Political Economy, Macro-expectations
Subjective Models of the Macroeconomy: Evidence From Experts and Representative Samples (with Peter Andre and Carlo Pizzinelli and Johannes Wohlfart), Review of Economic Studies, 2022, Vol. 89(6), pp. 2958–2991.
Interregional Contact and the Formation of a Shared Identity (with Manuel Bagues), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming
Beliefs about Racial Discrimination and Support for Pro-Black Policies (with Ingar Haaland), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2023, 105(1): p.p. 40–53.
Risk Exposure and Acquisition of Macroeconomic Information (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart), American Economic Review: Insights, 2022, 4(1): 34–53.
How Do Expectations About the Macroeconomy Affect Personal Expectations and Behavior? (with Johannes Wohlfart), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2020, 102(4)
Uncertainty and Information Acquisition: Evidence from Firms and Households (with Heiner Mikosch, Samad Sarferaz and Johannes Wohlfart). Conditionally accepted, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
Voice and Political Engagement: Evidence From a Field Experiment (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Andreas Stegmann) Conditionally accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics
Political Activists as Free-Riders: Evidence From a Natural Field Experiment (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle) Conditionally accepted, The Economic Journal
The Demand for News: Accuracy Concerns versus Belief Confirmation Motives (with Felix Chopra and Ingar Haaland) [slides] New version
Home Price Expectations and Spending: Evidence From a Field Experiment (with Felix Chopra and Johannes Wohlfart) Coming soon
Recent Advances in Studies of News Consumption (with Francesco Capozza and Ingar Haaland and Johannes Wohlfart)
Beliefs about Public Debt and the Demand for Government Spending (with Sonja Settele and Johannes Wohlfart), Journal of Econometrics, 2022. Vol. 231(1), pp. 165-187
Income Shocks and Suicides: Causal Evidence From Indonesia (with Cornelius Christian and Lukas Hensel), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2019, 101(5), pp. 905–920
Experienced Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution (with Johannes Wohlfart), Journal of Public Economics, 2018, Vol. 167, pp. 251-262.
Group Size and Protest Mobilization across Movements and Countermovements (with Anselm Hager and Lukas Hensel and Johannes Hermle), American Political Science Review, 2021, 1-16.
Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? (with Alexis Grigorieff and Diego Ubfal), Demography, 2020, 57, 1117-1143. Coverage: Washington Post
Global Behaviors, Perceptions, and the Emergence of Social Norms at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic (joint with Lukas Hensel , Thiemo Fetzer, Marc Witte, Jon Jachimowicz, Johannes Haushofer, Andriy Ivchenko, Stefano Caria, Elena Reutskaja, Stefano Fiorin, Margarita Gómez, Gordon Kraft-Todd, Friedrich Götz, Erez Yoeli), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2022, 193, 473 - 496.
Makroökonomische Erwartungen und ihre Rolle in wirtschaftlichen Entscheidungen von Haushalten (with Johannes Wohlfart) Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 20 (2), 159-166