Welcome to my website

Ulf 006_ed_smI am working as a Senior Researcher at briq in Bonn and I am also IZA Deputy Program Director for Behavioral and Personal Economics. I am also affiliated with the Department of Economics, Maastricht University. I have studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received my PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014.

My primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. I am interested in labor economics, economics of  education and behavioral economics. My current research focuses on how peers and teachers affect student performance and specialization choices in higher education and the labor market. I am also interested in the development of cognitive skills in children.

Recent press coverage:

The Guardian recently covered one of my articles on Dutch drug policy here.

NPR summarized our “High achievers” article like this: