I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Bath. My research is driven by the question of how we can sustain and share prosperity in a globalized world and how we can design political institutions that deliver the highest welfare for all. Hence my research interests are at the intersection of Economic Growth and Innovation, Political Economy, Public Finance and International Economics. I am a co-organizer of an annual scientific workshop in Political Economy and the Director of Research at the Economics Department at the University of Bath.
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I studied Industrial Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and completed my studies with a diploma (Master's degree). I then earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany, supported by a scholarship from the German National Science Foundation (DFG). After finishing my Ph.D., I became a Post-Doc and later Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and was a visiting scholar at the Economics department at Stanford University, USA. Further details can be found on my curriculum vitae.