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Contact Information

Office:I-028 (Building 1501)
Phone:+49 511 762-5620
Office hours:by appointment

Research Interests

  • Economics of Education
  • Labor, Personnel and Behavioral Economics


Work in Progress

  • Do rewards reduce effort? Evidence from university exams. (joint with Malte Sandner and Daniel Schnitzlein, abstract).
  • Math scores in high stakes grades. (joint with Giorgio Brunello, abstract, working paper).
  • The effect of relative newcomer performance on risk-taking and productivity. (joint with Philip Yang and Xian Xu, abstract).


Economics of Education Review, Economic Journal, Education Economics, International Migration Review, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Education
  • Data Analytics with STATA and R
  • Labor Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Personnel Economics

Short CV

Professional career
Since 10/2013:Postdoctoral researcher, Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Labor Economics (Prof. Dr. Patrick Puhani).
06/2018 – 08/2018:Research stay at The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics.
01/2013 – 05/2013:Research stay at The University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics.
09/2010 – 08/2013:Researcher, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Statistics and Empirical Research (Prof. Regina T. Riphahn).
10/2009 – 08/2010:Researcher, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI) Essen, Research Unit "Labor, Education, Population".
Nov. 2011:Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude), equiv. to Ph.D. in economics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Main supervisor: Prof. Regina T. Riphahn, Ph.D.
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Guido Heineck.
Okt. 2009:Master in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
Okt. 2014:Three-year grant (full position), German Research Foundation (DFG), Priority Programme SPP1646 "Education as a lifelong process".
Okt. 2010:Three-year PhD scholarship (75% position), Bavarian Graduate School in Economics (BGPE).