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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. I am IZA research fellow and IZA Deputy Program Coordinator for Behavioral and Personal Economics. I am a CESifo Research Network Affiliate and I am 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 the university environment affects student performance and specialization choices in higher education and the labor market. I am also interested in the development of cognitive skills in children.