Curriculum Vitae

Basics

Born: 1975
Nationality: German

Employment

 since 2011

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

since October 2007

Professor for International Economics at the HTW Berlin - University of Applied Sciences (former name: FHTW Berlin)

2002-2007

Economics correspondent at the Financial Times Deutschland, covering issues of national, European and international business cycle developments, macroeconomics, monetary policy, international finance and developments in academic economics

May-July 2007

Visiting Fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

January-February 2007

DAAD-Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns-Hopkins-University, Washington, D.C.

April-June 2004

Work as short-term expert on macroeconomic developments inChina for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva

2000-2002

Leader writer at Financial Times Deutschland, Berlin andHamburg, analysing and commenting on issues of macroeconomics, economic policy, European politics and international finance

1998

Paid co-authorship of a research paper for the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung DIW (German Institute for Economic Research), Berlin, on The Consequences of European Monetary Union (EMU) on the German Economy

1997-1998

Internship at the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe, Paris, department of research and communication, work on macroeconomic reseach

1997

Internship at the DIW

1997

Internship at the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, public TV station

1995

Internship at the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Essen, daily newspaper

1992-1999

Working part-time as a programmer for DEZENTRAL Software GmbH, Essen, (software for public sector accounting)

1991

Programming two computer games for International Software, Köln

Education

Fall 2003

PhD (Economics) at the Freie Universität Berlin on Interaction of Monetary Policy and Wage Bargaining in EMU - Determination of Employment and Output in an Endogenous Money System

PhD studies supported by a scholarship of EPIC (European Political-economy Infrastructure Consortium), a cooperation of European University Institute (Florence), Instituto Juan March (Madrid), London School of Economics (London) and Wissenschaftszentrum (Berlin)

2000

Diplom in economics (equivalent of M.A.), Freie UniversitätBerlin; Topic of final thesis: Money and Growth – The Relevance of Monetary Policy in the Light of Old and New Growth Theory (in German)

1997-1998

University of Paris IX-Dauphine, studying International Economics with a DAAD-Scholarship, writing a paper on The Bundesbank’s Monetary Policy as a Model for the European Central Bank? (in German)

1996

Vordiplom (B.A.) in Economics, Freie Universität Berlin

1994

Abitur (school leaving certificate)

1991-1992

Dawson-Verdon High-School, Dawson, Nebraska, USA, High-School-Diploma.

1985-1994

Secondary School: Carl-Humann-Gymnasium, Essen

Languages

German, English, French, Basic Spanish

Miscellaneous

Media interviews and quotation (selection)

BBC, ARD, CNBC, ntv, ORF, Irish television, CCTV, Al-Jazeera, WDR, BR, ORB, Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, El País, Süddeutsche, Welt am Sonntag, DIE ZEIT, die tageszeitung, Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau.