Personal profile


Current Position
Since 2014: Assistant Professor of Finance, Manchester Business School


2013 PhD in Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Dissertation: High-Frequency Trading in Financial Markets
2013 Visiting researcher at ESSEC Business School, HU Berlin
2012 Visiting researcher at University of Toronto
2009 M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
2008 Undergraduate Studies in Business Engineering and Management, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

Prizes and awards

2017-2020 ESRC grant "Experimental Assessment of the Societal Impact of Algorithmic Traders in Asset Markets" (Co-I) joint with Jason Shachat & Julian Williams, Durham University, and Tibor Neugebauer, University of Luxembourg
2014 Young Economist, 5th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau
2012 EFA Doctoral Tutorial Best Paper Prize and CQA Award
2012 IME Graduate School Best Paper Award (1st prize)
2012 Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists - International fellowship for research visit at University of Toronto
2012 Karl Steinbuch scholarship of MFG Stiftung Baden-Württemberg
2012 Research grant for Experimental HFT Project
2011 Research grant for HFT Project 
2010-2013 Doctoral fellowship of German National Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2009 Scholarship of German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2008-2009 Fulbright and VDAC scholarship

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of: American Finance Association, European Finance Association, Financial Management Association, German Finance Association

2015/17 Program committee member, European Retail Investment Conference, Stuttgart, Germany
2011 Organizing team member, 12th Symposium of Finance, Banking and Insurance (FBI), Karlsruhe, Germany

Research interests

Market Microstructure, Experimental Finance, FinTech (Open Banking, Cryptocurrencies), LawTech and Legal Tech

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Areas of expertise

  • HG Finance

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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