I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics, University of Bonn, where I am a member of the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics.

I am a macroeconomist with research interests in international macroeconomics and monetary policy.

I am on the job market and I will be available for interviews at the 2018 ASSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

Here is my CV.

Research areas:
Macroeconomics, especially International Macroeconomics, and Monetary Policy.

Job market paper:
Sovereign default risk and the role of international transfers
In this paper, I investigate the role of interregional risk sharing arrangements in a monetary union when countries are afflicted with sovereign default risk. I introduce a sovereign default model in which regional sovereign default risk affects private sector financing costs and the linkage between public and private sector financing costs can exacerbate economic downturns. By providing insurance against such recessions, interregional risk sharing arrangements can raise average output levels, and thereby generate sizeable welfare benefits. Importantly, I show that most of the welfare benefits that are obtainable from the optimal risk sharing arrangement can be reaped by a standby facility that is easy to implement.