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I hold a position as Senior Research Officer in the Department of Economics at University College London, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).
I am also affiliated with the Department of Economics at University of Hohenheim, Germany, as well as with CESifo and IZA.

My research focus is on Applied Micro-Econometrics, with a particular interest in Policy Evaluation.


Revisions Requested: "Synthetic Control Methods: Never Use All Pre-Intervention Outcomes Together With Covariates", Journal of Business & Economic Statistics , 2019.

Forthcoming: "Goodbye Smokers' Corner: Health Effects of School Smoking Bans", joint with Mirjam Reutter and Kristina Strohmaier, The Journal of Human Resources, 2018 (downloadable here).

Published: "The Importance of Tax Adjustments when Evaluating Wage Expectations", joint with Stefan Klößner, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2019, 121:2, 578-605 (downloadable here).

Published: "Illuminating the World Cup Effect: Night Lights Evidence from South Africa", joint with Fabian Wahl and Martyna Marczak, Journal of Regional Science, 2018, 58:5, 887-920 (downloadable here).

Published: "Comparative Politics and the Synthetic Control Method Revisited: A Note on Abadie et al. (2015)", joint with Stefan Klößner, Ashok Kaul, and Manuel Schieler, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 154:11 (downloadable here).

Published: "Cross-Validating Synthetic Controls", joint with Martin Becker and Stefan Klößner, Economics Bulletin, 2018, 38:1, 603-609 (downloadable here).

Published: "Outside the Box: Using Synthetic Control Methods as a Forecasting Technique", joint with Stefan Klößner, Applied Economics Letters, 2018, 25:9, 615-618 (downloadable here).

Published: "The Incidence of Cash for Clunkers: Evidence from the 2009 Car Scrappage Scheme in Germany", joint with Ashok Kaul and Stefan Witte, International Tax and Public Finance, 2016, 23, 1093-1125 (downloadable here).

Contact Information

Department of Economics
University College London
Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, London, UK