I am an  Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at Leibniz University Hannover’s Institute of Macroeconomics, headed by Prof. Martin Gassebner.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) and affiliated with Data-Pop Alliance — a coalition on Big Data and development.

My research is broadly situated in applied econometrics, development economics, and political economy. Within those fields I’m particularly interested in economic growth, the political economy of crises,  the effects of institutions on different aspects of development, and studying poverty/ inequality around the world.