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.


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

Working Papers

Human Capitalists, Reallocation and International Trade
Awarded the FIW International Economics Conference Best Paper Award 2019, Vienna
and the Walther-Rathenau Best Paper Award

Capital (Mis)allocation, Incentives and Productivity
with Matthias Meier, Alexander Schramm and Alexander Schwemmer

Quantifying the Germany Shock: Domestic Reforms, Nominal Rigidities and Trade Spillovers in the Eurozone
with Harald Fadinger and Philipp Herkenhoff
Coming soon


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

Global Value Chains of Rare-Earth Industries
with Laura Alfaro and Harald Fadinger

Order Cancellations
with Matthias Meier


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