My research focuses on questions of economic and social development in the context of socio-economic inequalities. In particular, I have been working on behavioral (development) economics and the political economy of the middle-income trap. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and practice of pluralism in economics.
I have taught a range of courses in economics and interdisciplinary area studies in Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Europa-Universität Flensburg, Freie Universität Berlin, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the University of Siegen.
I teach courses on economic growth, development and distribution, behavioural economics, international political economy and philosophy of economics.
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November 12, 2019
Claudius Gräbner and I published preliminary results of our on-going research project on inequality and growth in the Economics Bulletin. The paper called "The heterogeneous relationship between income and inequality: a panel co-integration approach" is here and more information about our project is here.
October 10, 2019
I was awarded the best teaching prize of my faculty (Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines) at the University of Siegen for the courses "Introduction to economic growth" and "Development and distribution: case study seminar" in 2018.
January 15, 2019
I was awarded the WIWA Young Scholars Award for Pluralism in Economics 2019 (Nachwuchspreis Plurale Ökonomik) by the Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWA) at Witten/Herdecke University. The award was handed out on 14 January 2019. I gave a talk on "Pluralist perspectives in the economics of inequality and development" (in German).