Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 1996
    German Advisor Team to Ukrainian Government, Kiev Assistant

  • 1999 – 2001
    Doctoral Student, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Institute for Comparative Economics(Prof. Dr. Monika Schnitzer)

  • 2001 – 2008
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Assistant Professor; Research visits at Stern School of Business, New York and SITE, Stockholm

  • Since 2008
    Ifo Institute, Munich, Senior Researcher and Deputy Head of the Department 'International Institutional Comparisons'

Selected publications

  • The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Values and Human Interactions 90 Years after the Fall of the Habsburg Empire, Economic Journal forthcoming, with Sascha Becker, Katrin Boeckh, and Ludger Woessmann.

  • Modes of Foreign Bank Entry and Effects on Lending Rates: Theory and Evidence, Journal of Comparative Economics 42 (1), March 2014, 160-177, with Sophie Claeys.

  • The Effect of Banking Regulation on Cross-Border Lending, Journal of Banking and Finance, 37(5), 2013, 1310-1322, with Jarko Fidrmuc.

  • Remittances, Banking Status and the Usage of Insurance Schemes, Journal of Development Studies 49(6), 2013, 861-875, with Dorothee von Crayen and Christiane Ströh de Martínez.

  • The Politician and his Banker – How to Efficiently Grant State Aid, Journal of Public Economics, 96, February 2012, 218-225, with Hendrik Hakenes.

  • Political Risk, Project Finance, and the Participation of Development Banks in Syndicated Lending, Journal of Financial Intermediation 21, April 2012, 287-314, with Stefanie Kleimeier.

  • The Political Economy of Corruption and the Role of Economic Opportunities, Economics of Transition 17 (2), 213-240, April 2009, with Kira Boerner.

  • Creditor Passivity: The Effects of Bank Competition and Institutions on the Strategic Use of Bankruptcy Filings, Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (4), 582-596, December 2009.


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