Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

My research lies in the intersection of econometrics, inter-industry and regional economics, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary applications to questions of sustainable development. My research interest is characterized, on the one hand, by further developing quantitative methods (especially Information Theory and Maximum Entropy Econometrics) and, on the other hand, using these methods to draw conclusions of high policy relevance from wide variety of data from the micro (e.g. household surveys) to the macro level (e.g. global supply chain data). At Industrial Ecology Programme, I work on the Footprints 2.0 project with Francesca Verones (ecosystems and bioresources) , Daniel Moran and Richard Wood (sustainable production and consumption). My responsibility is to link environmental earth observation data with global supply chain databases through information theoretic models, with a main focus on land-use changes and agricultural production.

After I completed my studies in Economics at University of Osnabrück in 2011, I worked as a PhD researcher at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research at Froschungszentrum Jülich until 2016. My PhD thesis was supervised at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In my PhD research I developed methodologies for estimating commodity flows under limited information and constructed a Multiregional Input-Output (MRIO) table for Germany's 16 federal states, which . In 2013, I stayed two month as a guest researcher at the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis, School of Physics University of Sydney, Australia. I used the MRIO to assess the regional economic impacts of natural disasters, as well as the regional and social distributive effects of the German energy policy.



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