About me

I have studied economics, applied mathematics and practical computer science at the Justus-Liebig University in Gießen. I participated in the doctoral programme Applied Microeconomics at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 1998-2001 and obtained my doctoral degree from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, I was a collaborator in the National Research Center Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes (SFB 373) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 2003 to 2009, I was an assistant professor in Economics at RWTH Aachen University. Since August 2009, I am professor in economics at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and head of the Department of Macroeconomics at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH). Since March 2014, I am also a member of the executive board of the IWH.

Fields of research:

  • quantitative macroeconomics and business cycles
  • applied econometrics and time series analysis
  • fiscal and monetary policy
  • economic forecasting and simulations
  • asset prices and macroeconomic dynamics

CV including list of publications: pdf