I am a full professor of public economics and economic policy at Technical University of Darmstadt. Before joining the faculty at Technical University of Darmstadt in 2011, I worked at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, was John F. Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld, and Associate Professor at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). I hold a Dr. rer. pol. from the Freie Universität Berlin where I also received my Habilitation and Venia Legendi. My main research interests are in the areas of labor economics, macroeconomics, political economics, and agent-based modelling. Recently, I have been working on such topics as voting behavior, social preferences, genetic determinants of preferences, or the economic consequences of political polarization. I published more than 50 research articles in general interest and leading field journals. I am on the editorial board of the European Journal of Political Economy.
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