Academic Career
Full Professor of Economics (W3), University of Hohenheim, 2015–
Associated Professor, Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2021–
Offer as Full Professor (W3), Leibniz University Hannover (declined), 2021
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (invited by Raj Chetty), 2015
Visiting Scholar, NHH Bergen (invited by Bertil Tungodden), 2019 and 2014
Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (invited by Alan J. Auerbach), 2014 and 2012
Offer as Assistant Professor (W1), Free University Berlin (declined), 2011
Senior Research Fellow (Assistant Professor), MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich, 2010–2015
Junior Researcher, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), 2006–2009
Junior Researcher, Technical University Berlin, 2005–2006

PhD in Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, 2010
French-German Double Diploma in Business Administration, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and IECS Strasbourg, 2005

Research Affiliate, CEPR, 2018–
Research Fellow, CESifo Network, 2015–

Research Grants
Research Council of Norway (RCN), “Successful Advances in Fiscal ARchItecture (SAFARI): Evidence from a new tax in Zanzibar” (Project Manager, € 1.1 million), 2021–
German Research Foundation (DFG), “Building Fiscal Capacity” (Co-PI, € 695,900, own share: € 232,800), 2020–
German Research Foundation (DFG), “Information Provision and Tax Compliance of Firms and Individuals” (€ 217,360), 2015–2020
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (€ 7,000), 2014
Dr. Theo and Friedl Schöller Foundation (€ 20,000), 2013–2015
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (€ 1,800), 2013

Academic Prizes & Honors
Prize for Outstanding Research, Prinzessin Therese von Bayern Foundation (€ 5,000), 2016
Schmölders Best Paper Award, Verein für Socialpolitik (€ 3,000), 2014
Best Paper Award, Society of Friends of DIW Berlin (€ 2,500), 2013
Werner-Diez-Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance, University of Tübingen (€ 500), 2006

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2015
Research Council of Norway, 2014
Fellowship in the “Fast Track-Program” of the Robert Bosch Foundation, 2013–2015
Fritz Thyssen Foundation, 2012
Doctoral Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Merit Foundation), 2006–2009
Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Merit Foundation), 2001–2005