University Degree
Master of Science in Economics

Current position
Junior researcher, PhD candidate

04/2012 – present: PhD candidate at the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Doctoral Thesis: “Contract farming, contract breach and the absence of formal third-party enforcement: Experimental evidence”

10/2009 – 03/2012: M.Sc. in Economics, University of Erfurt, Germany, Thesis: Weniger Armut durch Globalisierung? Alternative Ansätze zum ökonomischen Mainstream und das Fallbeispiel Ghana (Less poverty through globalization? Alternative approaches to the economic mainstream and a case study of Ghana)

10/2005 – 09/2008: B.A. in Staatswissenschaften (Economics, Political Science, Sociology) and Communication Science, University of Erfurt, Germany

Work Experience
04/2012 – present: Research Associate (DFG funded), Research Training Group (RTG) “GlobalFood” – Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems: Trends, Driving Forces, and Implications for Developing Countries, Georg-August University of Göttingen

10/2011 – 03/2012: Intern at Heinrich Böll Foundation Thuringia, Germany

Summer term 2011: Student assistant and tutor at the chair of macroeconomics, Prof. Dr. Tobias Rötheli, University of Erfurt, Germany

08/2009 – 05/2011: Organization and coordination of several conferences and seminars on the European Union, active citizenship and political education in Germany, Pilsen (CZ), The Hague (NL) and Belgrade (SRB) (CGE Erfurt e.V., funding programs of the European Commission)

10/2008 – 05/2009: Work & Travel in Australia, farm work experience

09/2006 – 08/2008: Student assistant Diakonie Central Germany with focus on political education for voluntary social workers

Research Fields and Topics
Development economics, institutional economics, experimental and behavioral economics
Contract farming, private-order institutions