I am a State Aid Coordinator and Case Manager within the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition of the European Commission. Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Goethe University, I specialize in applied microeconomics, econometrics, and economic analysis tailored to competition policy. My role involves providing expert advice on economic issues, leading teams through the analysis and management of complex state aid cases across various sectors, and delivering high-quality economic consultancy.

Highest Level of Education

Doctorate and post-doctoral

Current Job/Study field

Government and public administration


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Current employer

European Commission, DG Competition, Chief Economist Team

Work experience

  • Case Manager
    European Commission, DG Competition, Chief Economist Team - Full-time From September 2018 to Present

    Guiding economic contributions, particularly in State aid and competition cases, and policy initiatives. Leading economist teams, planning tasks, ensuring fair allocation, and nurturing junior staff skills. Applying state-of-the-art economic analysis and quantitative techniques to support Commission decisions, including defense before Community courts.rn

  • Research Assistant
    Goethe University Frankfurt, Chair of Finance and Economics, Professor Roman Inderst - Full-time From May 2012 to August 2018

    Engaged in research and teaching at the Chair of Finance and Economics, involving applied microeconomics, industrial economics, and statistical methods. Responsibilities include research documentation, conference presentations, project management, book collaboration, student supervision, and course instruction.


  • PhD in Competition Economics
    Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main From May 2012 to August 2018
  • Diploma in Economics
    Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena From September 2006 to April 2012
  • Intermediate Exam in Law
    Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena From October 2007 to August 2010

Area of expertise

Competition/Economics Economic modelling Electricity market design Environmental policy Hydrogen


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