I am an economist by education with a doctorate in Economics from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. Having worked in asset management, I shifted my research towards Finance after rejoining academia. Prior to joining the University of Stirling in 2010, I worked at the Department of Management and Applied Microeconomics at Goethe University Frankfurt.
My current research focuses on two different areas, asset management and R&D management. This split in my research is due to my initial research interests and education (applied microeconomics / industrial organization) and my professional experience in asset management. Having worked in the mutual fund industry, I am leveraging my experience in order to analyze aspects neglected in the analysis of investment decisions by money managers. The common element in all my research is the role played by incentives and individuals’ or firms’ decisions.