Post-doctoral researcher

Halle Institute for Economic ResearchFinancial MarketsKleine Maerkerstrasse, 806108 Halle (Saale), Germany+49 345 7753 839Mail:

Research Interests

Financial Economics and Empirical BankingHousing MarketPolitical Economy of BankingPolicy Evaluation


Drivers of Systemic Risk: Do National and European Perspectives Differ? (with Claudia M. Buch and Lena Tonzer), 2019, Journal of International Money and Finance 91: 160-176.

Delay determinants of European Banking Union implementation (with Michael Koetter and Lena Tonzer), 2018, European Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming).

The Role of Complexity for Bank Risk during the Financial Crisis: Evidence from a Novel Dataset (with Talina Sondershaus and Lena Tonzer), 2017, Economics Letters 150C: 118-121.

Working Papers

Bank-Specific Shocks and House Price Growth in the U.S. (with Franziska Bremus and Felix Noth), 2017, IWH Discussion Paper 03/2017 (submitted).

Presentations: NHH (Bergen, 2017); CEF (New York, 2017); IBEFA (San Diego, 2017); RES (Bristol, 2017); IAAE (Milano, 2016); SMYE (Lisboa, 2016)

Work in Progress

African-American Mayors, Home Ownership and Mortgage Lending in US Cities, 2018.

Presentations: CFIC (Chicago, 2019, scheduled), EFA (Warsaw, 2018), AEA (Philadelphia, 2018)

The Political Economy of the European Banking Union: Strategical Delays and Bail-In Threats (with Michael Koetter and Lena Tonzer), 2017.

Presentations: VfS (Vienna, 2017), IRMC (Florence, 2017), INET YSI (Budapest, 2016)

The Heterogeneous Effects of Income Tax Changes on Household Leverage, 2017.

Local Redistribution through the Backdoor and the US Mortgage Market, 2017.

Policy Work

Brexit (Probability) and Effects on Financial Market Stability (with Felix Noth and Lena Tonzer); IWH Online 5/2016.

Transposition Frictions, Banking Union, and Integrated Financial Markets in Europe (with Michael Koetter and Lena Tonzer); G20 Insights - Policy Brief.


  • Microeconometrics - Master (Winter 2015/2016; 2016/2017 and 2017/2018) - Magdeburg University (Prof. Dr. Felix Noth)
  • Macroeconomics - Bachelor (Winter 2010/2011; 2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2013/2014 and 2014/2015) - Leipzig University (Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger)
  • Econometrics - Bachelor (Summer 2010 and 2011) - Leipzig University (Prof. Dr. Bernd Süßmuth)