I am a Senior Research Fellow (postdoc) at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and a lecturer in Finance at Goethe Business School in Frankfurt. My research interests are in the fields of applied microeconometrics, in particular innovation economics, corporate finance (entrepreneurial-, venture capital-, and SME finance, IP-backed loans), intellectual property rights, innovation and science policy, investment theory, and the industrial organization of financial markets. My current research mainly focuses on the interrelation of financial resources and firm-level inventive activities. Most of my work is empirical, deploying combinations of micro-level datasets using financial and IP-related data.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt (Management and Microeconomics Department) for my dissertation On the Economics of Innovation and Corporate Finance (summa cum laude). I had research visits at the the Economics Department of New York University Stern School of Business (2019), the Research Data & Service Centre of Deutsche Bundesbank (2017), and Hamburg Institute of International Economics (2014). Prior to that, I received my master’s degree in 'International Economics and Economic Policy' from Goethe University Frankfurt, after completing my undergraduate studies in business and economics in Hamburg and Valencia, Spain.