University of Siegen

Faculty III | School of Economic Disciplines

Kohlbettstr. 17 | Room US-G 113 | 57072 Siegen






I am an economist at the University of Siegen, Germany. I work as an assistant professor in the MA program Pluralist Economics. Here is my university website, and this is the website of the Research Center Pluralist Economics at Siegen (in German).

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. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and practice of pluralism in economics. I am a member of the editorial team of the blog  Developing Economics as well as a fellow of the ZOE Institute for future-fit economies and of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policy (FMM).

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.



November 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.


April 2020

I wrote a comment on the Econ Nobel 2019 that appeared in ORDO with the title "Winning the fight against global poverty one experiment at the time? The Economics Nobel 2019". The text is available as open access here.

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Academic holidays

February 25, 2020


In February and March 2020, I am an academic visitor to the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. You can see their website and other visiting research fellows here.