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.
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford) and I are investigating dynamics and determinants of public social spending in Latin America. As a first outcome of this project, we published a first paper in the Latin American Research Review that discusses our reflections on the state of the literature, and on why it is - seemingly -so difficult to find any consensus emerging from past research. We argue that mixed-methods approaches may help improve the situation.
New research project
Jointly with Inga Hardeck (University of Regensburg), I am starting a research project to study the link between corporate taxes and wages in Germany. We want to know if it is plausible, given intra-firm processes of information processing and decision-making, that higher corporate taxes harm workers because their wages will rise less in the future.
The project is funded by the Hans-Böckler Foundation. More information can be found here.
I am one of the recipients of the Maria-Weber-Grant 2022. This grant, awarded by the Hans-Böckler Foundation, buys junior researchers research time, as the grant money will be used to reduce teaching load.
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