Research Fellow
University of Sussex Business School
 
Background

I am a Research Fellow at the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre at the University of Sussex. I did my PhD in Economics at the University of Goettingen, and studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Bielefeld and at Purdue University. I was a Marie Curie Junior Research Fellow at Durham University and a visiting researcher at Monash University, College of William and Mary, and the Universite de Fribourg.

In my research, I am interested in analysing the interrelations between an increasing degree of digitalisation and automation (robots, AI), and firm dynamics (such as location choices and productivity performance), I am conducting Big Data analyses and I am analysing the Gig economy, regional disparities, innovation, the impact for labour markets, economic inequality, and international trade.

Research Interests
  • Digitalisation, Robots, Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data and Methodology
  • Gig economy
  • Economic Inequality and Implications for the Labour Market
  • Firm Performance, Regional Economic Development, and Innovation
Research articles

Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers, 2021, with K. Prettner and H. Strulik, European Economic Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2021.103744

Quantifying Reshoring at the Macroeconomic Level – Measurement and Applications, 2021, with H. Strulik, Growth and Change.  https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12513

The Benefits of Remoteness – Digital Mobility Data, Regional Road Infrastructure, and COVID-19 Infections, 2021, with H. Strulik, German Economic Review. https://doi.org/10.1515/ger-2020-0068

The Impact of Menstruation Hygiene Management on Work Absenteeism of Women in Burkina Faso, 2021, with H. Strulik, Economics and Human Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2021.101067

Unsupervised Document Classification integrating Web Scraping, One-Class SVM and LDA Topic Modelling, 2021, with B. Saefken, A. Thielmann, C. Weisser, Journal of Applied Statistics. https://doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2021.1919063

One-Class Support Vector Machine and LDA Topic Model Integration – Evidence for AI Patents, 2021, with A. Thielmann and C. Weisser, Studies in Computational Intelligence 981, Soft Computing: Biomedical and Related Applications, Editors N.H. Phuong, V. Kreinovich, Springer Nature.

The Effects of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance – A Cross-Country Perspective, 2020, with R. Harris and J. Moffat, Journal of Common Market Studies. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13108

Blog articles & media

Blog articles:

Royal Economic Society Blog, 2021: Regional Road Infrastructure and Location Choices of Plants – Evidence from Germany

‘LSE Business Review’: Industrial robots are bringing jobs back home, but not for low-skilled workers

‘Royal Economic Society Blog’: Industrial robots are bringing jobs back home, but not for low-skilled workers

In the media:

Ostsee-Zeitung, 2021: MV hinkt bei der Digitalisierung hinterher

The Daily Telegraph, 2019: Women fare better than men when it comes to beating the rise of the robots

Harvard Business Manager, 2019: Reshoring: Von Fachkraeften und Robotern

Business Day, 2019: Trump‘s job plan would benefit robots

Global Economic Dynamics Blog, 2019, Bertelsmann Stiftung: What is the Impact of Reshoring? Will Digitalization bring jobs back to developed countries?

Der Spiegel, 2018: China war eine Fehlentscheidung