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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 held the position of visiting assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) and at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). I am currently a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany).

My current research concentrates on asset pricing (cryptocurrencies, fixed-income securities) and monetary economics (money and banking). During my Ph.D. studies, I worked on capital structure theory and empirical asset pricing, especially in the context of distressed equity. I have also explored the micro-foundations for the demand for various forms of money, which I view as a step towards rigorous studies of financial institutions, the effects of financial innovation (Fintech), inflation, and business cycles. Prior to joining VGSF, I worked for several years as a senior economist at Bank BGZ (Warsaw), which gave me invaluable practical experience in forecasting, model development, portfolio management, and risk analysis, and shaped my research interests.

I have taught many university courses at all levels of advancement (M.A., Ph.D.). The list includes Financial Derivatives, Fixed Income, Macroeconomics, Corporate Finance, Financial Economics, and Financial Markets.

In my free time, I enjoy doing sports, reading books, and following online courses (including mathematics and physics, of which I am a passionate amateur). I have a master's degree (1st Dan) in Karate Kyokushin and had some success in senior-rank competitions (2nd place in Poland's national championship; 1st place in the Austrian open championship).