I am Professor of Economics at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. My research covers topics such as international trade, regional policy, digitalization and labour markets. It has been published in leading academic journals and was widely covered in the media. I am member of the scientific advisory board for the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and I have been an advisor to various (inter-)national institutions including the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission, Bundesbank, and various political parties. Engaging with the public on important economic policy issues is a key aspect of my work.