Career

Education

  • 11/2005 - 01/2011 University of Erfurt: PhD candidate (Dr. rer. pol.)
    Thesis: "Power, competition and voting – an experimental enquiry" (summa cum laude), supervisors: Bettina Rockenbach, Manfred Königstein
  • 10/2002 - 04/2005  University of St. Gallen: Lizentiat (MSc) in Economics; Thesis: "Efficiency wages and O-ring theory", Supervisors: Simon Gächter, Jean-Robert Tyran
  • 09/2000 - 06/2002  London School of Economics and Political Science: Diploma in Economics
  • 10/1998 - 08/2000  Witten/Herdecke University: Vordiplom in Economics & Bus. Administration
  • 08/1993 - 06/1997 Gymnasium Mellendorf: Abitur

Academic employment

  • since 07/2015 Univ. of Oldenburg: post-doctoral researcher (post-doc) at the Institute of Philosophy (Mark Siebel) as part of the DFG Research Group “Needs-based Justice and Distribution Procedures”
  • 10/2011 - 07/2015  Univ. of Cologne: post-doc at the Chair of Experimental and Behavioral Economics (Bettina Rockenbach)
  • 10/2010 - 09/2011  Univ. of Erfurt: post-doc at the Chair of Microeconomics (Bettina Rockenbach)
  • 06/2009 - 08/2010 J-PAL / Harvard Business School: Forschungsdirektor in Sambia des Projekts “No Margin, No Mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives for Public Service Delivery”
  • 01/2007 - 05/2009  Univ. of Erfurt: research assistant (25%) at the Chair of Microeconomics
  • 11/2003 - 10/2004  Univ. of St. Gallen: research assistant (35%) of Jörg Baumberger (economics)

Employment in applied research, consulting and international development

  • 06/2009 - 08/2010 J-PAL / Harvard Business School: field research director in Zambia of the project “No margin, no mission? A field experiment on incentives for public service delivery” (PIs: N. Ashraf, O. Bandiera and K. B. Jack).
  • 08/2005 - 09/2005 Monitor Company (Zurich): intern in a global management consultancy
  • 05/2005 – 07/2005 Frontier Economics (London and Cologne): temporary research assistant in an economic consultancy
  • 10/2001 – 04/2002 International Center for Small Hydro Power (Hangzhou, China): intern in an international organization in the field of renewable energies

Scholarships

  • 2000 - 2001  Scholarship for Great Britain by the German Academic Exchange Service
  • 1999 - 2008  Scholarship by the Foundation of the German Business (includ. doctoral studies)