More than just an Economist

Researcher, Instructor, Swimmer, Baker

I was born and raised in the Black Forest, overlooking deep valleys and trees, enjoying the beautiful landscape year-round. 

I received my undergrad in Economics with a minor in Political Science at the University of Mannheim. For one semester I attended Southern Utah University to gain my first international experience as a student. I completed master's coursework at Gothenburg University and graduated from the University of Bamberg. 

Before relocating to the US, I volunteered for nearly ten years at the DLRG Jugend Baden, the state section of the German Lifesaving organization. My work focused mostly on my activity as a speaker for weekend-long seminars which followed a "train the trainer" idea. We worked with young adults on techniques on how to teach swimming to kids and strengthened their skills in out-of-school youth work to increase their community outreach.

In Spring 2023, I wrapped up my dissertation work at the University of Utah. My research focuses on firms, firm behavior, and complex interactions. A special emphasis is on the market power and concentration of publicly listed firms in the US.

Currently, I work as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Institute for Socio-Economics at the University Duisburg-Essen.

You can find a copy of my CV here.


Swimming keeps me sane. 

The longer the distance, the better the race.


Baking clears my mind and feeds me.

My Signature Bakes are: