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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.

I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality in Bonn. I am also IZA Deputy Program Director for Behavioral and Personal Economics and 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.

I will join the Economics Department and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zurich in October 2017 as an Assistant Professor.



Press coverage:


  • National Public Radio (NPR) summarized our „High achievers“ article like this: