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 on educational achievement and equality of opportunity.
You can find an overview of contributions on Covid-19 and education at Topics - Schools - Covid-19.