I am a PhD student in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. My research primarily targets understanding the determinants of economic growth and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the interactions of geographical factors and political processes. In my current project, I examine the impact of capital city isolation on economic prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa and its underlying political mechanisms. My work has a strong quantitative empirical emphasis and seeks to draw causal conclusion from quasi-experimental settings using extensive georeferenced (GIS) data sources such as VIIRS-nightlights or Afrobarometer.

Prior to pursuing my PhD at LSE, I completed two Master’s Degrees in Economics (MSc, Stockholm School of Economics) and International Economic Policy (MSc, Sciences Po Paris) with distinction (“Cum Laude”) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (BSc, Vienna University of Economics and Business) among the top 1% of students. During this time, I have also gained experience as a short-term research assistant intern at Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt and CESifo Group Munich.

My full CV is available here.