I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Bayreuth where I hold the chair for Quantitative Economic History (VWL VII). I am also a Research Fellow at IZA – Institute of Labor Economics, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research. Before joining the University of Bayreuth, I was an Associate Professor at the University of St Andrews. I also held visiting positions at Copenhagen Business School, University College London, and University of Melbourne.

I work at the intersection of international economics, labor economics, and economic history. My main current research is on the economic effects of immigration and the evolution of intergenerational mobility, with a focus on Germany in the 19th and 20th century. My current research on the economic integration of forced migrants in post-war Germany and their effects on the German economy is supported by a grant from the German Research Foundation.

Please see my CV for more details.