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 and the political economy of the middle-income trap. I am also interested in interdisciplinary research and the philosophy and practice of pluralism in economics.
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.
Claudius Gräbner and I published preliminary results of our on-going research project on inequality and growth in the Economics Bulletin. The paper called "The heterogeneous relationship between income and inequality: a panel co-integration approach" is here and more information about our project is here.
I wrote a comment on the Econ Nobel 2019 that appeared in ORDO with the title "Winning the fight against global poverty one experiment at the time? The Economics Nobel 2019". The text is available as open access here.
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February 25, 2020
In February and March 2020, I am an academic visitor to the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. You can see their website and other visiting research fellows here.