About me

I am an applied economist passionate about understanding the origins of educational and labor market inequality and how public policy can make a difference. To answer these questions, I apply state-of-the-art econometric and statistical tools for predictive and causal analysis in surveys and large administrative data sources, as well as field experiments. My work has been published in journals such as the Economic Journal, the American Economic Journals: Applied and Economic Policy, the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources.

I currently serve as research director at IZA - Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany. In this role, I am responsible for scientific management, research coordination, and science communication. I am engaged in disseminating international research findings within the German policy discourse and advocating for enhanced data access for researchers. 

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.

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