University of Goettingen
I am an Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin a. Z.) at the Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs) at the University of Goettingen. Before that, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of International and Development Politics (Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher) at the University of Heidelberg, where I also completed my PhD on "Conflict, Income Shocks, and Foreign Policy: Macro- and Micro-Level Evidence" in October, 2018. I was a visiting researcher at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy (funded by the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD) and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
One major strand of my research focuses on the economics of conflict and migration, mostly based on household-level and geospatial data. Another strand looks at aid effectiveness, mainly from a macro-level perspective. My project on „Coming to America: Immigration, Political Campaigning, and Polarization“ (with the University of Heidelberg and the University of Western Australia) is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Moreover, the Joachim Herz Foundation funds my current research via their Add-on Fellowship.
I am co-organizing the Digital Development Dialogue (@3Dinfo), a monthly 45-minute online forum for policy and research exchange. Two speakers – one researcher and one practitioner – touch upon key topics in development policy with the goal of stimulating a meaningful dialogue across the theory and practice divide. You can find the current program here.
Economics of Conflict
Economics of Migration
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