I am an Assistant Professor of Development Economics at Erlangen-Nürnberg University (FAU). My research focuses on human capital, its determinants and consequences at the household, school and societal level. I am also interested in agriculture, gender and the political economy of aid. I hold a PhD in Economics from Göttingen University.
I have worked as a consultant for international organizations in health and education projects. These research activities include projections of child malnutrition indicators across the globe for Save the Children, the analysis of teacher performance issues in Indonesia for the World Bank, an impact evaluation of a hospital opening in Nicaragua commissioned by the Dutch Government and survey design support for a longitudinal study on child development in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam for Oxford University.