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Born in 1984, I initially grew up in Dorsten, Germany. After stays in the USA and Chile, each as a high school exchange student, I got my high school diploma (Abitur) from a school in Bottrop, Germany. Subsequently, I studied International Economics at Kiel University (Kiel, Germany) and Jönköping University (Sweden). After traveling around the world for six months, I returned to Kiel University for my doctoral studies. There I was employed as a research/teaching assistant for over seven years. My fields of interest are urban/regional/international economics or economic geography, and transport economics. In 2019, I returned to Dorsten and am now self-employed.


Since 2016

Graukaue (freelancer; Dorsten, Germany)
Operation of a recording studio for podcasts; conception, preparation, recording, production and publication of podcasts

Apr 2011 – Jun 2018

Institute for Environmental, Resource and Spatial Economics at Kiel University (research/teaching assistant; Kiel, Germany)
Chair of International and Regional Economics and Chair of Environmental and Energy Economics
Teaching: tutorials in economics and microeconomics (bachelor), tutorials and seminars in spatial economics (bachelor, master and PhD); research: participation in the project “An ex-post evaluation of transport infrastructure charging policy” for the European Commission

Jun – Oct 2008

DB Regio AG (intern, Deutsche Bahn AG; Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Railway company, department on international activities (Scandinavia)
Support of the project management with the compilation of offers for tender offers in Denmark and Sweden; evaluation of tender documents; coordination of the compilation and translation of an offer; support with the planning of maintenance work

May – Aug 2007

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (student assistant; Kiel, Germany)
Economics E-Journal
Updating, extension and maintenance of databases; internet research concerning economic topics


Dec 2011 – Oct 2018

Kiel University (Kiel, Germany)
Doctoral studies in Economics, Dr. sc. pol.
Dissertation: “The Wider Impacts of Transport Infrastructure Investments: Agglomeration and Imperfect Competition in General Equilibrium”

Apr 2011 – Jul 2018

Kiel University (Kiel, Germany)
Doctoral Program Quantitative Economics

Aug 2011 – Aug 2012

Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Kiel, Germany)
Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research
Courses in economic geography and international trade

Jun – Aug 2010

Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Courses in political sciences and international relations

Oct 2004 – Sep 2009

Kiel University (Kiel, Germany)
Studies in International Economics, Diplom (equivalent to a master’s degree)
Thesis: “Fragmentation of the Production Process and Choice of Location” (translation)

Aug 2007 – Jun 2008

Jönköping University (Jönköping, Sweden)
Student exchange with Erasmus/Sokrates

Aug 2001 – Jun 2004

Berufskolleg der Stadt Bottrop (Bottrop, Germany)
Business Administration and Economics Program, Abitur (high school diploma)

Jul – Sep 2002

Colegio Alemán Temuco (Temuco, Chile)
Student exchange

Aug 2000 – Jul 2001

Athens High School (Athens, Ohio, USA)
Student exchange with Rotary International

1994 – 2000

Gymnasium St. Ursula Dorsten (Dorsten, Germany)
Mittlerer Schulabschluss (intermediate high school diploma)