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As a PhD candidate at the Toulouse School of Economic and a doctoral scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study Toulouse, I work on empirical micro-economic questions that concern a variety of decisions: from 'how much to give to charity or church' to 'whom to marry'. I use theoretical microeconomics models of individual decision making that include expectations and beliefs and take their predictions to the data. The fun part about it is that I often get to collect the data myself.
Having grown up in Germany, I went to Paris for my exchange year during my undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen. After finishing my bachelor's degree and an internship at the OECD, I decided to make France my place of residence, and moved to Toulouse in 2012. During summers, I try to travel and if time permits to gain some professional experience abroad. So far, I have done an internship at a German foundation in Peru and at a public policy company in India. I recently decided to move back to Germany (Berlin).
My current projects address the relation between education and fertility, religion and risk-sharing, and investigate search platforms for marriage partners. I use individual data from Ghana and China.