I am an Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin) at the University of Hohenheim. I am also a senior researcher at the economics department of Goettingen University for the project Economic and Ideological Causes of Political Radicalization and Violence. I completed my dissertation "Essays in Political Economy - Historical Natural Experiments and Economic Development" at Heidelberg University (October 2022).
My research is at the intersection of political economy, economic history, and development economics. Within these broad fields, I study critical junctures such as democratization, the consolidation of imperial power, or the end of colonialism. In particular, I focus on the response of the state or people to successful and unsuccessful revolts. I approach these topics by employing natural (historical) experiments making use of state-of-the-art micro-econometric methods involving spatial data and identification techniques.
Last visiting research stays:
University of California San Diego, the USA 2019-2022
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 2018/2019