Professor of Economics, University of Munich
Director, ifo Center for the Economics of Education
Welcome to my website
In my applied economic research, I try to combine scientific rigor with societal relevance. I think it is important to build bridges from research to the public debate.
I am particularly interested in the determinants of long-term prosperity of mankind. My research focuses especially on the importance of education for economic prosperity and on the effects of school systems for educational achievement and equality of opportunity.