Welcome to my personal homepage. I am a senior economist at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and serve as the head of the research area Globalization and the Welfare State at the Kiel Institute. I was educated at Hamburg University, University of St Andrews, and Humboldt University of Berlin, where I received my Ph.D. in December 2009. I also held visiting positions at Copenhagen Business School, University College London, and University of Melbourne.
I work at the intersection of international economics, labor economics, and economic history. My main current research is on the economic effects of immigration and the evolution of intergenerational mobility, with a focus on Germany in the 19th and 20th century. My current research on the economic integration of forced migrants in post-war Germany and their effects on the German economy is supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation.
Please see my CV for more details.