About me

I am a Team Leader and Senior Research Associate at IZA - Institute of Labor Economics. I am affiliated with CESifo in Munich and the CRC TR 224 "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges", and I am member of the Research Committee on Economics of Education (Bildungsökonomischer Ausschuss) of the German Economic Association.

I am an applied economist. I apply methods of econometrics, statistics, and data science to policy-relevant questions in labor and education economics, public economics, and political economy. I am especially interested in how social environments shape individual behavior, determining human capital investment and economic inequality. My research has been published in journals such as the Economic Journal, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Public Economics.

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