I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and Head of the Research Group "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 award an ERC starting grant for the project "Housing, Inequality and Public Policies (HIPPO)". I will assemble a research team and work on the the project from mid-2021 until mid-2026.

You can check my CV here.


NEW PAPERS


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


Social capital and the spread of Covid-19: Insights from European countries

with Alina Bartscher, Sebastian Seitz, Michaela Slotwinski and Nils Wehrhöfer

ZEW Discussion Paper No. 20-023


The Long-Term Costs of Government Surveillance: Insights from Stasi Spying in East Germany

with Andreas Lichter and Max Löffler

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2021, Vol. 19(2), pp. 741–789