Curiosity for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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.


Since 2017

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).

Since 2001

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 Women’s Labor Supply – A European Comparison Using Survey Data of the European Social Survey, Round 2.