My research aims to analyze the evolution of societies in both economic and socio-cultural terms. In my PhD thesis "Socio-economic persistence of historical shocks", I look at (quasi) natural-experiments in history to identify causal effects of historical policies or long-gone events on modern-day outcomes. My research philosophy is to combine both econometrics and contextualization which increases the accuracy of my research and yields results that are likely to be causal.

I hold a PhD from TU Dresden where I have been teaching the MSc lecture "Economic history of the 20th century". I was employed as a Junior Economist at the ifo Institute for Economic Research – Dresden Branch during my PhD studies. I visited the University of Warwick (UK) and the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (AUT). I have a shared appointment with CERGE-EI as an assistant professor (tenure track) and the University of Zurich (Research Fellow/Post-doc).