I am a Postdoctoral Researcher and Deputy Director of the Ludwig Erhard ifo Center for Social Market Economy and Institutional Economics at the ifo Institute Munich. In addition, I am affiliated with the FAIR Center of Excellence at NHH Bergen, a DICE Research Affiliate at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, an IZA Research Affiliate, a CEPR Research Affiliate, a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and a Research Fellow at CIDER.
I am a behavioral and experimental economist focusing on topics in labor, education, and the formation of (noncognitive) skills. More recently, I have worked on the importance of early child care for life outcomes and inequality. In addition, I have projects in the areas of digital learning as well as paternalistic decision making. For my work, I mainly use field experiments but I also conduct lab, lab-in-the-field, and survey experiments. I studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Mainz, where I also pursued my PhD (supervised by Daniel Schunk and Ernst Fehr).
I co-organize the Workshop on Field Experiments in Economics and Business.
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(with Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Marit Skivenes & Bertil Tungodden). Under review.
(with Philipp Lergetporer, Frauke Peter & Simon Wiederhold).
Media: VoxEU Column, FAZ [German], Ökonomenstimme [German], Winner of the CIDER Public Science Award 2022 (3rd price), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung [German].
(with Eva Berger, Ernst Fehr, Daniel Schunk & Kirsten Winkel). Revise & Resubmit (2nd round) to the Journal of Political Economy.
(with Ana Cubillo, Eva Berger, Kirsten Winkel, Daniel Schunk, Ernst Fehr & Todd Hare). Developmental Science, 2023, 26(1), e13252.
(with Eva Berger, Günther König, Felix Schmidt & Daniel Schunk). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2022, 98, 101858.
(with Daniel Schunk). Experimental Economics, 2022, 25, 229-253.
(with Martin Huschens, Franz Rothlauf & Daniel Schunk). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021, 187, 45-59.
(with Florian Hett, Mario Mechtel, Felix Schmidt, Daniel Schunk & Valentin Wagner). Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 179, 638-652.
(with Björn Bartling, Alexander W. Cappelen, Akshay Moorthy, Marit Skivenes & Bertil Tungodden).
(with Sabrina Herzog).
(with Philipp Lergetporer, Fabian Mierisch, Guido Schwerdt & Simon Wiederhold).