I am Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) as well as the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA). I received my master degree in economics from the Free University Berlin in 2008 and a PhD in economics from the University of Potsdam in 2012. Before I became Assistant Professor in Maastricht, I have held positions at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.
My main research interests include applied labor economics and in particular the evaluation of labor market policy. Beside the evaluation of traditional programs of active labor market policy (such as wage subsidies, training etc), I am particularly interested in the effectiveness of programs which aim at promoting self-employment among the unemployed as well as programs encouraging the geographical mobility of job seekers.