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I am a Ph
D student in Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

I am interested in consumer choice with interdependent preferences. There is little observational warrant for the independence of of different individuals' preferences yet it is implicit in most economic theory.

In empirical studies preference interdependence is a robust finding. For example, the average income of similar others is negatively related to self-rated life satisfaction. My results suggest that this relationship is driven mainly by aversion to relative deprivation, i.e. a growing income distance to those better off.

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I grew up in a small town near Munich, Germany. During my undergraduate studies at LMU Munich I spent a year abroad at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Economics I attended the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics at the University of Edinburgh.

Upon finishing my MSc I worked a few months as a research assistant for ifo-Institute and as a teaching assistant at LMU Munich before moving back to Edinburgh to continue my studies.

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and basketball. I like everything outdoor-related and am a big fan of trekking.
On the few days of the year on which the Edinburgh weather does not invite for sunbathing or swimming in the sea I play guitar, chess, or card games.

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Subpages (2): CV Research