I am a PostDoc at the ifo Institute in Munich.

I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2017) and previously obtained a Master in Economic Research from the University of Cambridge, UK (2011).

I am a research network affiliate at CESifo and EconPol and part of the junior faculty at Ludwig-Maximilians-University. I am a co-editor of the CESifo Forum. I am also a member of the CRC on “Rationality and Competition” and the Horizon 2020 project PILLARS.

My main research interests are migration, labour economics and development economics. In particular I am interested in the causes (climate change, technological progress, political instability) and the consequences (productivity, innovation, political effects) of migration. I am also interested in the integration of immigrants, in particular the labour market integration of refugees.

I have two years of work experience at the OECD, worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the International Organisation for Migration, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank and as a research assistant for the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation for the German Government.