I’m an economist (PhD, GSEFM Frankfurt) and a postdoctoral researcher at the new Rockwool Foundation Berlin as well as a guest researcher at Humbolt University Berlin.

My research focuses on empirical questions of health, education, and network economics. My recent work on the impact of lockdowns and school closures and the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has been published in the journals PLOS ONE and PNAS.   


Schools under Mandatory Testing Can Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2

Joint with Ingo Isphording, Reyn van Ewijk and Nico Pestel, 2022, Proceedings of the National Aacademy of Sciences

For a German summary see IZA Standpunkt 101 

Media coverage in Welt and Focus 

Is large-scale rapid CoV-2 testing a substitute for lockdowns?

Joint with René Glawion, Peter G. Kremsner, Timo Mitze, Gernot J. Müller, Dominik Papies, Felix Schulz and Klaus Wälde, 2022, PLOS ONE

Work in progress