Managing Director, Kiel Economics GmbH & Co. KG
1986-1992: Studying Economics at Göttingen, Dublin and Kiel
1992-1993: Graduate Program "Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research" in Kiel
1993-1998: Research and teaching assistant to Professor Juergen B. Donges at the University of Cologne. Dissertation 1998.
1998-2005: Member of the business cycle research and forecasting team at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. Head of research group "The German economy".
2006-2008: Head of research area "Risks in the Banking Sector" at the Kiel Institute, continued membership in the business cycle research and forecasting group.
2009- ... : Managing director of Kiel Economics GmbH & Co. KG, a private macroeconomic research and forecasting firm.