I am an Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover’s Institute of Macroeconomics. I am also an Affiliated Researcher at Maastricht University and United Nations University’s Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), affiliated with the AidData Research Consortium and with the RTG 1723 Research Training Group Globalization and Development (GlaD) at the Universities of Göttingen and Hannover.
From October 2019 onward, I will be on leave as a Humboldt fellow at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
My research is broadly situated in development economics, urban/ regional economics, political economy and applied econometrics. Within those fields I’m interested in almost anything involving geospatial data, but particularly economic growth, the political economy of ethnicity, and studying poverty/ inequality around the world.
The German Science Foundation (DFG) recently funded a large and exciting project called “Shining (New) Light on Regional Inequality, Convergence and Development”. You can learn more about the project, our partners and output at www.lightinequality.com.