I obtained a doctoral degree in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Europa-Universität Flensburg in 2016. My thesis was concerned with Aspirations and the persistence of poverty and inequalities. I studied Languages, Economics and Cultural Studies (diploma) as well as Governance and Public Policy (BA) at the University of Passau and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. As a student, I spent a highschool year in the Dominican Republic and returned there many times, e.g. to do research and to learn from people at this non-governmental research center. Before my doctoral studies, I gained some practical experience in the development sector, e.g. at the German Development Institute (DIE) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (giz).
Assistant professor (Juniorprofessorin) of pluralist economics
Post-doc research assistant, Institute for Latin American Studies, Economics
Visiting scholar, Latin America Centre
Research assistant, Department of International and Institutional Economics
Guest lecturer for "Development of Latin American economies"
METHODS I have worked with a range of quantitative (regressions, multi-level modelling, structural equation modelling) and qualitative (fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis) empirical methods, using Stata and R. I am open to agent-based modelling and have a very basic understanding of Python.
LANGUAGES My native language is German, and I am also fluent in English, Spanish and French. Most of my writing and teaching has been in English and Spanish. My Portuguese is enough to read and survive.
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