About Me

Before I became a lecturer at the department for Economics and Related Studies at the University of York, I received a B.Sc. in Business Computing from the Universität Paderborn, an M.Sc. in Information Systems from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and a PhD in economics with my advisor Nikolaus Wolf at Humboldt.

My main research focuses on long-run growth, especially market integration and institutions, and its geographic determinants. My academic background provides me with a solid range of empirical methods, especially concerning very large datasets, calculation-intensive modeling, and geographic information.

Research Interest

New Economic Geography

Agglomeration Economics, market size, endogenous formation of customs unions

International Trade

Endogenous trade costs, market integration, endogenous borders, trade institutions

Comparative Development

Industrial revolution, medieval origins, geography and institutions


Since 2018

Lecturer at the department for Economics and Related Studies at University of York


PhD candidate in Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, adviced by Nikolaus Wolf


M.Sc. in Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


B.Sc. in Business Computing at University of Paderborn