I am a professor of economics at the University of Cologne and member of the DFG Excellence Cluster ECONtribute of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn. Until May 2022, I was a professor at the University of Mannheim and Head of the Research DEpartment "Inequality and Public Policy" 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. In 2021, I was awarded an ERC starting grant for the project "Housing, Inequality and Public Policies (HIPPO)". Stay tuned for first results.

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.

You can check my CV here.


NEW PAPERS

Privatizing Disability Insurance
with Arthur Seibold and Sebastian Seitz
ECONtribute Discussion Paper No. 190/2022


Profit Taxation, R&D Spending, and Innovation
with Andreas Lichter, Max Löffler, Ingo Isphording, Thu-Van Nguyen & Felix Pöge
ECONtribute Discussion Paper No. 202/2022


Spillover, Efficiency and Equity Effects of Regional Firm Subsidies
with Nils Wehrhöfer and Tobias Etzel
ECONtribute Discussion Paper No. 210/2022

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
ECONtribute Discussion Paper No. 201/2022