|I am an Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover’s Institute of Macroeconomics. I am also affiliated with SoDa Labs at Monash University, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT, and the AidData Research Consortium.From October 2019 onward, I am visiting the University of California San Diego (UCSD) as a Humboldt fellow.
My research is broadly situated in urban and regional economics, macroeconomics, political economy and applied econometrics. Within those broad fields I am particularly interested in the spatial distribution of people & economic activity, the political economy of ethnicity, and the measurement of income & inequality.
The German Science Foundation (DFG) funds part of my research through a 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.