Welcome

I am an Economist working at the University of Mannheim. My research is funded by the Collaborative Research Center TR 224 "Economic Perspectives on Societal Challenges - Equality of Opportunity, Market Regulation, and Financial Stability" of the German Science Foundation (DFG).
My research focuses broadly on International Economics, Organizational Economics and Macroeconomics. I am particularly interested in studying how firm behavior shapes economic performance.

News

Next summer and fall, I will be a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

Working Papers

Human Capitalists, Reallocation and the Global Division of Labor
[Abstract]
Revise and Resubmit, Economic Journal
Awarded the FIW International Economics Conference Best Paper Award 2019, Vienna
and the Walther-Rathenau Best Paper Award
[Link]


Capital (Mis)allocation, Incentives and Productivity
[Abstract]
with Alexander Schramm and Alexander Schwemmer


Publications

My Home is My Castle - The Benefits of Working from Home During a Pandemic Crisis
with Jean-Victor Alipour and Harald Fadinger
[Abstract], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 196, 104373, Apr. 2021


The Costs and Benefits of Home Office during the Covid-19 Pandemic - Evidence from Infections and an Input-Output Model for Germany
with Harald Fadinger
[Abstract], [Media Coverage], [Data and Code],
C.E.P.R. COVID Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Vol. 9, p. 107-134, Apr. 2020


Foreign Competition and the Durability of U.S. Firm Investments
with Philippe Fromenteau and Jan Tscheke
[Abstract], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 50(3), p. 532-567, Fall 2019


Trade in Tasks and the Organization of Firms
with Dalia Marin and Alexander Tarasov
[Abstract], [Data and Code], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
European Economic Review, Vol. 107, p. 99-132, Aug. 2018


Globalization and the Evolution of Corporate Governance
[Abstract], [Data and Code], [Media Coverage], [Working Paper Version]
European Economic Review, Vol. 102, p. 39-61, Feb. 2018.


Democratization, Contracts and Comparative Advantage
with Felix Samy Soliman
[Abstract], [Working Paper Version]
Economics Letters, Vol. 173, p. 73-77, Dec. 2018.

Work in Progress

Trade Policy and the Geography of Global Production
with Harald Fadinger and Lei Li

Trade Adjustment and Productivity in the Eurozone: Nominal Rigidities and the Germany Shock
with Harald Fadinger and Philipp Herkenhoff

Teaching

Firms in the Aggregate Economy
M.Sc. Economics, University of Mannheim

Organizational Economics
Undergraduate Economics, University of Mannheim

Topics in International Trade
M.Sc. Economics, University of Munich