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I hold a Ph.D. from the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (University of Vienna, WU Wien, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna). I was a visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) and Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). I am now a researcher/lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany).
My current research concentrates on the valuation of fiat money, cryptocurrencies, and fixed-income securities, and belongs to the intersection of asset pricing and monetary economics. In my recent papers, I explore the micro-foundations for the demand for various forms of (fiat) money, which I view as the first step towards rigorous studies of financial institutions, macroeconomic effects of financial innovation, and monetary business cycles. During my Ph.D. studies, I was also interested in capital structure theory and empirical asset-pricing anomalies, especially in distressed equity.
I have taught many university courses, at various levels of advancement (including Ph.D.). The list includes Corporate Finance, Financial Economics, Financial Derivatives, Fixed Income, Macroeconomics, and Financial Markets (with applications of Python to empirical asset pricing and portfolio management).
One of my life achievements is a black belt in karate, and some success in competitions (2nd place in Poland's championship; 1st place in Austrian open championship).