I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Economic History at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim, where I am cooperating with the Chair of Economic History (Prof. Dr. Jochen Streb).
My research focuses on the economic history of Germany in the 19th and early 20th century. In my dissertation, I analyzed the effect of economic controls and state interventions on investment strategies in the German steel industry during the Nazi period. My current research focuses on the historic determinants of regional disparities in innovation as well as on the evolution of German patent laws in the 19th century. Furthermore, I study cartels and business concentration.
I hold a PhD (2013) in Economics from the University of Mannheim. During my doctoral studies I was visiting researcher at NTNU Trondheim and fellow of the research group "Thyssen in the 20th century" at the University of Bonn. I completed my Master degree (Diplom-Volkswirt) in Economics at the University of Mannheim in 2008. During my studies, I worked at the Centre of European Economic Research (ZEW) and for a private bank (fund management).