I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Law and Economics at ETH Zurich, in the group of Elliott Ash. I hold a Ph.D. in economics from LMU Munich where my supervisors were Ludger Woessmann and Davide Cantoni. I was a Visiting Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University in 2019/2020, and obtained my Master's degrees from the London School of Economics and University College London.
I work at the intersection of Labor Economics and Public Economics, with a special focus on Education and Political Economy. One area of my research analyzes how school curricula shape student achievement, attitudes and beliefs, choices, and long-term labor market outcomes. Another line of my research focuses on policies and interventions reducing the effects of genetic and social inequality. I use methods from applied microeconometrics, computational linguistics, and machine learning.
Coverage: VoxEU, Education Next, Genetic Literacy Project, FutureEd, Leibniz Association, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (Video), GlobeNewswire, YahooFinanceNews, Post Online Magazine, Bildungsklick (German), Verbaende.com (German), NNZ-News (German)
Coverage: VoxTalks (Podcast), VoxEU Column, CESifo Forum, The Guardian, Helsinki Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (German), Bayerischer Rundfunk (German), Spiegel Online (German), Bild.de (German), n-tv (German)