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Research focuses

Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Crime, Law and Economics, Labor Economics

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 05/2020: Associate Professor (W2), University of Cologne
  • 2018-2020: Assistant Professor, University of Gothenburg
  • 2015-2018: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg
  • 2010-2015: MRes/MPhil/PhD student, University College London
  • 2005-2010: Studies in Economics, University of Bonn & ENSAE Paris

Selected publications

  • The persistence of the criminal justice gender gap: Evidence from 200 years of judicial decisions (with Randi Hjalmarsson), Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
  • Path dependency in jury decision-making (with Randi Hjalmarsson), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, 17(6): 1971-2017.
  • How punishment severity affects jury verdicts: Evidence from two natural experiments (with Randi Hjalmarsson), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2018, 10(4): 36-78.
  • Crime scars: Recessions and the making of career criminals (with Brian Bell and Stephen Machin), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 100(3): 392-404.
  • Prisons, recidivism and the age-crime profile (with Randi Hjalmarsson), Economics Letters, 2017, 152: 46-49.

Selected media publications

  • “Tough love: How abolishing the death penalty led to more convictions”, The Economist, Apr 12th 2017 edition.
  • “Britain’s new underclass: Hiding in plain sight”, The Economist, Apr 22nd 2015 edition.