I am currently working as an associate professor at the University of Groningen. I research and teach economics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy. My research interests include the determinants and implications of entrepreneurial activity, the interrelation of innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborative R&D, green innovations, and growth of regions and firms.
Associate Professor „Entrepreneurship and Innovation“, University of Groningen
2010 – 2016
Assistant Professor „Entrepreneurship and Innovation“, University of Groningen
2006 – 2010
Research assistant at the Chair of Business Dynamics, Innovation, and Economic Change at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany (Prof. Dr. Michael Fritsch)
DFG-Graduate School The Economics of Innovative Change, Max Planck Institute of Economics and Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
2008 – 2010
Collaborative Research Center 580 (SFB 580) of the German Science Foundation, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
2010 Dr. rer. pol., University of Jena, Germany (M. Fritsch and D. B. Audretsch).
2006 MSc in Economics (Diplom-Ökonom) at the University of Lüneburg, Germany.
2005 Studies in Economics at the Eastern Illinois University, Charleston (USA).
2003 Studies in Political Sciences at the University of Karlstad (Sweden).
Studies in the field of Economics, Sociology and Political Science at the University of Lüneburg. Main fields of studies: Econometrics, Labor Economics and Economic Policy. Thesis: Married Womens Labor Supply – A European Comparison Using Survey Data of the European Social Survey, Round 2.