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Curriculum Vitae

I hold a bachelor's and a master's degree in economics from University of Cologne and spent part of my studies at Trinity College Dublin, London School of Economics, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You find a detailed CV here: CV.

Research Interests

I study the effects of technological change on economic inequality and its implications for the design of redistributive policies. My research crosses the fields of public economics, economic growth, and labor economics.

Current Research:

"Redistributive Income Taxation with Directed Technical Change". In progress. Draft available upon request.

  • The project studies the implications of endogenously directed technical change for the design of non-linear labor income taxes.
  • Awarded the Peggy and Richard Musgrave Prize at IIPF 2019 (more).

"An Elementary Theory of Directed Technical Change and Wage Inequality". 2018. Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies.

  • Central results from the theory of directed technical change hold much more generally than suggested by previous work and have important implications for the endogenous evolution of automation technology.
  • Awarded the best paper award at RGS Doctoral Conference 2019 (more).
  • Early version (2016) with explicit formulation of the LeChatelier Principle for relative demand implied by the paper: "A LeChatelier Principle for Relative Demand and Implications for Directed Technical Change".