BA - M.Sc. - Dr. rer. pol


Dr. rer. pol., Martin-Luther-University Halle–Wittenberg, Dissertation: “Green” Real Estate Investment: An Economic Perspective (summa cum laude), supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Blum & Prof. Dr. Claudia Becker


Master of Science, Martin-Luther-University Halle–Wittenberg, Empirical Economics and Policy Advise


Baccalaureus Artium, University of Erfurt, Law, Economics and Social Science


Awards and Rankings


Top 40 under 40 – Listed as Top Young Talent by Capital Business Magazine

2016201720182019 - 2020 - 2021

Ranked Top 100 German Economist by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)


Werner Lehmann-Preis, Science Prize of the Association of Private Bausparkassen


Luther-Urkunde of the Martin-Luther-University Halle–Wittenberg for an outstanding dissertation

Professional Experience and Academic Positions

Professional Positions and Teaching

since 2021

Chief Economist at German Association of research-based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)//
Managing Director Economic Policy

Lecturer of Economic Policy at Leuphana University Lueneburg

2018 - 2021

Head of the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department at DIW Berlin

2017 - 2021

Chairman of the German body of experts for construction- and housing market forecasts (Arbeitskreis Bau- und Wohnungsmarktprognostik)

Lecturer of Economic Policy at University of Potsdam

since 2016

Berlin Center for Consumer Policies (BCCP) Research Fellow

Lecturer of Economics at HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences

2015 – 2017

Berlin Economics Research Associate (BERA)

2013 – 2018

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Research Associate (post-doc), Departments Economic Policy and Forecasting, Climate Policy, and Firms and Markets

2012 – 2013

Head of Junior Research Group “Residential Real Estate Markets, Energy Efficiency Investment Decisions and Risk” (ReInvestRisk) at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)


Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Research Associate, Departments Urban Economics, Structural Economics