I am a Professor of Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. In addition, I am a research associate at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.
My research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, in particular Labor Economics. My research focuses on understanding the challenges for the German labor market brought about by technological changes, trade and immigration.
This year, I was the lead organizer of „VirtualBERLIN“; the online conference that replaced the EALE-SOLE-AASLE World Conference of Labor Economists that was originally scheduled to take place in Berlin, June 25-27, 2020.
I am a principal investigator (PI) and member of the coordinating team of the Priority Program 1764 “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World – Challenges Through Trade, Technology, and Demographics” and a PI and board member of the Collaborative Research Center/Trans Regio “Rationality and Competition“, both funded by the German Sciences Foundation.