I am a research associate and PhD candidate in Economics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and Free University of Berlin.

My main research fields are political economy and public economics. My studies focus on socio-economic inequality, threats to democracy, and perceptions of public policies. In my work, I use classical microeconometric causal inference methods, but also more innovative machine learning algorithms.

I have contributed to policy work at DIW Berlin, the OECD, and the United Nations Secretariat. My analysis has informed policy reports in a variety of areas, including poverty and inequality, early childhood education and care, and development policies in the context of geopolitical tensions.

From January to July 2024, I will be visiting Raj Chetty at Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights Lab to conduct research related to social mobility.

Please contact me to exchange about research or policy questions. In case you are passing by in Berlin, make sure to check out my Berlin recommendations.

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