Research statement

I use applied econometrics to better understand causes of social and spatial inequalities. The markets that I consider key for inequality are education, labour and real estate. All of my work speaks to contemporaneous public debates and policy.

Human capital

Peer effects in schools

Neighbourhood effects

Information, expectations and economic decisions

Labour supply (and the role of gender)

  • Immigration and the Evolution of Local Cultural Norms, with Sophia Schmitz (Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany) and Jonas Jessen (European University Viadrina), 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, Jonas Jessen (European University Viadrina) and Sebastian Schweighofer-Kodritsch (HU Berlin).