I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and Head of the Research Area "Social Policy and Redistribution" at the ZEW-Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research.

My research is on the intersection of Public, Labor and Urban Economics. I am currently studying the effects of local business and property taxes on various labor market outcomes, such as wages, employment and rents.

My work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Public Economics among others. You can find links to my current papers here and my publications here.

Recently, I was awarded an ERC starting grant for the project "Housing, Inequality and Public Policies (HIPPO)". I will assemble a research team and work on the project from mid-2021 until mid-2026.

You can check my CV here.


Privatizing Disability Insurance
with Arthur Seibold and Sebastian Seitz

Profit Taxation, R&D Spending, and Innovation
with Andreas Lichter, Max Löffler, Ingo Isphording, Thu-Van Nguyen & Felix Pöge
ZEW Discussion Paper No. 21080

Direct, Spillover and Welfare Effects of Regional Firm Subsidies
with Nils Wehrhöfer and Tobias Etzel
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 21-026

Welfare Effects of Property Taxation
with Max Löffler
ZEW Discussion Paper No. 21-026

On Event Studies and Distributed-Lags in Two-Way Fixed Effects Models: Identification, Equivalence, and Generalization
with Kurt Schmidheiny
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 13477