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Personal Statement

I am an applied micro-econometrician whose research interests include health economics, labor and education economics, the economics of law and crime, and environmental economics. I have written on the economic causes and consequences of risky behaviors, such as overeating, smoking, drug abuse, speeding, and crime. I am primarily an empiricist who utilizes the quantitative tools of applied microeconometrics and – if possible – large administrative data sets.

Please see my personal website for more information.

Research Interests

In particular I am interested in applied research in the following fields:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Teaching Interests

Applied Microeconometrics

Economics of Human Resources (Labor, Health, Crime)


Academic / Professional qualifications

2012-2016: Ph.D in Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center (USA)

2012-2016: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

2005-2011: BA and MA in Economics at the University of Cologne (Germany)

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Health Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Labor Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Essays on the Economics of Health and Risky Behavior , CUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) System, Grad Ctr

Award Date: 6 Jun 2016


  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Health, Labor, and Crime


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