About me


I'm currently Senior Research Fellow for "Law and Economics" at the law faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum as well as a lecturer for "Quantitative Data Analysis" at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Duesseldorf. Before, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher and grant holder at the DFG Graduate School "The Economics of the Internationalization of the Law" and the Institute of Law and Economics, Germany.

I received my doctoral degree from the department of economics at the University of Hamburg in February 2014 with a dissertation on "Copyright versus Open Access: On the Organization and International Politcal Economy of Access to Scientific Knowledge". I studied Economics at the Philipps-University of Marburg with majors in innovation and competition economiics, applied microeconomics as well as innovation/ technology management. After conducting research as a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition from February 2010 until June 2010, I joined the DFG Graduate School in Law and Economics (GRK 1597/1) as a doctoral student and DFG grant holder in July 2010.  

My research interests cover the economics of intellectual property rights, especially patent and copyright law, as well as topics in innovation and competition policy. In methodological terms I'm interested in both theoretical (applied microeconomics) and empirical analysis. I'm also an enthusiastic teacher of economics and methods (statistics, mathematics), willing to integrate blended-learning methods (like inverted-classroom, videos, online tests etc.) in my lectures. 


Keywords of Expertise

Economics of Copyright, Economics of Science, Open Access Publishing, Law and Economics, Survey Analysis, Experiments, Empircal Analysis, Game Theory



I have been working as a research consultant for contract research. Please feel free to contact me for more information. 


Find my works 

You can access a selection of my works on ssrn