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I am Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI (tenure track, under US permanent charter). I hold a PhD (Dr. rer. pol) from TU Dresden. I was employed as a Junior Economist at the ifo Institute for Economic Research - Dresden Branch (during PhD) and as a Research Fellow/Postdoc at the University of Zurich (part-time) .

My research looks at critical junctures in history and how they matter today. I use quasi-experimental settings in history and combine econometric techniques and contextualization. I am also starting to explore origins of differences in gender norms and behavior.