Other facts in (approximately) descending order of importance:
- I enjoy contributing to institutions that I work in and try to make a positive difference. In 2016/17, I convened the Economics Postdoc Seminar at the University of Oxford. From 2017 to 2019, I serve as Junior Dean of Nuffield College. I am also a member of the Governing Body, the Welfare Committee and the Personnel and Domestic Committee of Nuffield College. During my time in Copenhagen, I was on the Council of the Economics Department and on the PhD Committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences. (Yes, I was also student president in high school …)
- I am from Germany and have lived in Denmark (2010 to 2016) and the UK (since 2016).
- From 2007 to 2010, I worked for a member of the German Parliament. I also wrote, among other things, about what German politicians can (not) learn from Barack Obama (the distortive headlines were added by an editor who was more fond of Obama than I was — an early lesson in the vagaries of the publication process!), and how the Social Democrats can regain their old strength (in a political magazine, both links in German).
- It is my ambition to be one of Northern Europe’s leading experts on Lyndon B. Johnson. (I am quite probably the youngest.) Click here for my page-filling article on Lyndon B. Johnson in the German weekly Die Zeit.
- In 2013, I was interviewed by the Danish web portal for economics students Alt Andet Lige.
- In 2008, I was a research intern at the American newspaper Los Angeles Times. I traveled to the party conventions in Denver (where the Democrats nominated Obama) and Minneapolis/St. Paul (McCain/Palin). Among other things, I provided research for front-page stories on the business dealings of Joe Biden’s sons and how Sarah Palin was being prepared for her first media appearances, and I wrote for the LA Times political blog about how the vote count at the Republican convention was manipulated. (My reporting on this was picked up by international news media, for example Aftenposten in Norway.)