Research

Research statement

I use applied econometrics to better understand causes of social and spatial inequalities. As a result, much of my work is centered around education and human capital production (and policy). I also study the role of information and expectations in decision making in the two markets I consider key for inequality: education and housing markets. In on-going work, I also study local cultural learning and determinants of regional differences in gender norms or economic activity.

Education (and policy)


Peer effects in schools


Neighbourhood effects


Information, expectations and economic decisions


Gender

  • Immigration and the Evolution of Local Cultural Norms, with Sophia Schmitz (Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany), IZA DP12509, July 2019.

  • "When equality doesn’t make it indoors: Gender differences in market and non-market work in the GDR and reunified Germany", with Jan Berkes and Jonas Jessen (both DIW Berlin).


RIP/misc