About me

Please find my full CV here.

I am a Senior Economist in the Financial Research Division of the European Central Bank since August 2022. Before, I was a postdoc in the Finance group at University of Bonn and an affiliated researcher at the Reinhard Selten Institute (ECONtribute). My research focuses on financial intermediation of non-banks, especially insurance companies and central clearinghouses, and financial stability.

From 2015 to 2018, I was a doctoral student in Finance and Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt. I received my Master's degree in Mathematics from Goethe University Frankfurt and my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Economics from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. During my studies, I visited the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst and St. John's University New York as a research collaborator and Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh as exchange student.

Short Bio

  • Since 2022: Senior Economist, Financial Research Division, Directorate General Research, European Central Bank

  • 2018-2022: Postdoctoral researcher in Financial Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bonn

  • 2015-2018: Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.) in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, Department of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • 2013-2015: M.Sc. Mathematics, with honors, Goethe University Frankfurt and Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

  • 2010-2013: B.Sc. Mathematics with Economics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Research Visits and Fellowships

  • 2020-2022: ECONtribute Reinhard Selten Institute, Associated Member

  • 2019-2022: European Central Bank & European Systemic Risk Board, External Researcher

  • Since 2018: International Center for Insurance Regulation, Goethe University Frankfurt, Research Fellow

  • 2018: St. John’s University New York, Visiting Ph.D. Student and W. R. Berkley Fellow

  • 2017: Isenberg School of Management, UMASS Amherst, Visiting Ph.D. Student

Honors and Grants (selection)

  • 2021: ECONtribute Selten Seeding Grant (EUR 1 500)

  • 2020 – 2022: University of Bonn Argelander Grant (EUR 25 000)

  • 2019: Frankfurt Prize for Insurance Economics

  • 2019: Ernst Meyer Prize of the Geneva Association

  • 2019: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Travel Grant

  • 2017: Final round for SCOR/EGRIE Young Economist Best Paper Award

  • 2011 – 2015: German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) Scholarship


Prof. Farzad Saidi

Professor of Financial Economics

Department of Economics

University of Bonn

Prof. Martin Oehmke

Professor of Finance

Department of Finance

London School of Economics and Political Science

Prof. Loriana Pelizzon

Chair of Law and Finance

Department of Finance

Goethe University Frankfurt

Head of the Financial Market Department

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE

Professor in Economics

Department of Economics

Ca'Foscari University of Venice