PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

AND EDUCATION

Professional Experience



2017 - present



2014 - 2017


2014 - 2015

2009 - 2017

2009 - 2014

2007 - 2014

2004 - 2007





Senior Research Fellow at the Chair of International Economics of Prof. Straubhaar, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Grantee, scientific expert and research advisor within the EU framework program for Research & Innovation, DG Research & Innovation, Joint Research Centre and Research Execituve Agency, European Commission, Brussels.

Non-Resident Research Fellow, DG Economics and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels.

Associate Research Fellow, University of Göttingen, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Germany. 
 
Editor of Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy, Brussels. 
 
Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Economy and Social Welfare Unit, Brussels.
 
Research Fellow in the post-graduate programme, “The Future of the European Social Model”, University of Göttingen, Germany.

Education



2017 - 2020




2004 - 2007



2005 - 2007


1997 - 2003





Habilitation in Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany. Thesis title: Intangible Capital and Labour Productivity Growth and Determinants of Public Support for the Euro. Reviewers: Prof. Straubhaar, University of Hamburg, Prof. O’Mahony, King's College London, and Prof. Gundlach, University of Hamburg.

PhD in Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany. Thesis title: Social Capital, Trust and Economic Growth—A Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis. Jointly supervised by Prof. Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen, and Prof. Fran Tonkiss, London School of Economics.
 
Visiting Research Student at the London School of Economics, UK, Exchange as part of PhD in Economics, supervised by Prof. Fran Tonkiss.
 
Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany, and University of Nancy2, France, Study of Sociology, Economics and European Law. Awarded Diploma in Sociology in 2003. Supervised by Prof. Ulrich Beck.