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, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, Göttingen, 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.


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. Dr. Straubhaar, University of Hamburg, Prof. PhD O’Mahony, King’s College London and Prof. Dr. 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. Reviewers: Prof. PhD Klasen, University of Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Tonkiss, London School of Economics and Prof. Dr. Zucchini, University of Göttingen.
Visiting PhD Student at the London School of Economics, UK, Exchange as part of PhD in Economics at the University of Göttingen.

Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Germany and University of Nancy2 (Erasmus), France, Study of Sociology, Economics and European Law. Awarded Diploma in Sociology in 2003.