I joined Newcastle University in September 2010, first as a Lecturer until 2013, since then as Senior Lecturer (one of the British flavours of what is commonly known as Associate Professor). Before coming to England I was a PostDoc in Economics at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, where I also completed my doctoral degree in Economics in 2009 as well as Master's degrees in Business and Economic and Social Sciences.
I'm an empirical microeconomist who uses large-scale datasets and microeconometric techniques to investigate questions mainly drawn from labour economics, the economics of crime, health economics, international economics and urban economics.
Dipl.-Kaufmann. (~Master in Business), University of Lueneburg, 2006
Dipl.-Oekonom (~Master in Economics and Social Sciences), Leuphana University of Lueneburg, 2007
Doctor rerum politicarum in Economics, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, 2009
07/2015 - ongoing Research Ethics Coordinator, Newcastle University Business School, ex officio member of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee and the Business School's Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee
09/2015 - ongoing Chair of the Personal Extenuating Circumstances Committee, Newcastle University Business School, ex officio member of the Business School's Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee
2012 - ongoing Senior Tutor, economics programmes, Newcastle University (2012-2015 undergraduate and postgraduate, from 2015 undergraduate)
Internal subject review/Learning and teaching reviews: Chemistry (2014), Education (2015)
Programme approval panels: BA Film and Media (2014), MRes and MSc Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (2014), MA Landscape Architecture Studies (2014), MSc/MRes in Urban Energy Technology and Policy (2015), MSc Genomic Medicine (2015)
2013-2016 member of the Student Discretionary Award Forum, Newcastle University
Empirical microeconomics, in particular in labour economics, health economics, economics of crime, international economics and urban economics.
See: http://ideas.repec.org/f/pbr294.html or my personal website for links to publications and working papers
I'm happy to supervise students in my areas of interest. Feel free to drop me an email in these cases to discuss an application. Given my interests, PhD projects for which I make sense as a supervisor will inevitably involve data work, often using large scale micro data, and advanced econometrics. I am not interested in time series stuff or the vast majority of finance topics, as I firmly believe that a supervisor needs to have some minimum level of competency in fields that he supervises.
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Applied Economics (2x), Applied Economics Letters, Applied Economics Quarterly (Special Issue ``The Internationalisation of Services''), Contemporary Economic Policy, Economica (2x), Economic Inquiry (4x), Economic Journal (4x), Economics and Human Biology (2x), Health Economics (2x), International Economics and Economic Policy, International Journal of Human Resource Management (2x), International Journal of Manpower, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik (7x), Journal of Demographic Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2x), Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Economic Psychology (3x), Journal of Health Economics (5x), Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Research (2x), Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Labour, Labour Economics (2x), Manchester School, Review of Economics of the Household, Schmollers Jahrbuch (7x), Small Business Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Urban Studies, World Bank Economic Review, Zeitschrift fuer ArbeitsmarktForschung (5x)
Grant awarding bodies, other
ESRC (2x), Scottish Economic Society small grant, PhD applications for North East Doctoral Training Centre (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Conference presentations (* coauthor)
ECO1018 Economic Applications
NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
Current PhD teaching
I am currently one of the organisers of the subject group's course programme for PhD students. We currently offer a course in (micro-)econometrics in the winter (either NBS8557 "Causal inference and quasi-experimental methods" or NBS8558 "Applied Microeconometrics", taught by John Wildman and me) and a course in advanced microeconomic theory in the summer in a two year sequence. We also have a seminar for PhD students to discuss their work/ideas. This runs alongside the courses provided by faculty and school.
Full list of present/past courses: