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Since October 2013 I am a Ph.D. student at the Freie Universität Berlin (supervisor: Prof. Ronnie Schöb), where I am research fellow of the Berlin Doctoral Program of Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS). In addition, I am research and teaching assistent at the chair for empirical Economics (Prof. Marco Caliendo) at the University of Potsdam.

I expect to complete my dissertation in late 2018/ early 2019 and will be available to the job-market in spring 2019.

My research fields of interest are Empirical Labor Economics and Behavioral Economics with special focus on Economic Psychology and the Economics of Personality Traits.

In my dissertation “Essays on Locus of Control and the Labor Market” , I analyze the effect of the personality trait locus of control on individual behavior and decision making on the labor market as well as the reverse effect of labor market shocks on locus of control.

In my job-market paper “The Independent Women – Locus of Control and Female Labor Force Participation” I concentrate on the moderating effect of locus of control in the labor supply equation of women.

Please find more information on my research projects here.

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