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I am a DPhil student in Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. In my research, I focus on research questions in the fields and intersection of economics and political science using causal inference and machine learning approaches. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Zeppelin University (with semester abroad at Columbia University) and a master’s degree in International Political Economy from London School of Economics (LSE). Before and during my doctoral studies, I have worked as Consultant, Researcher and Research Assistant at IMF, Oxford, LSE, UCL, King's College London, EBRD and LEAD Machine Learning. For more information, check out my resume.


Ganslmeier, M., Furceri, D., and Ostry, J. D. (2021).
The Impact of Weather on COVID-19 Pandemic.
Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-7.

Ganslmeier, M., Van Parys, J., and Vlandas, T. (2021).
Weather and Lockdown Compliance.
Revise and Resubmit

Ganslmeier, M., Deb, P., Furceri, D., Ostry, J., and Tawk, N. (2021).
Vaccinate Early and Vaccinate Broadly: On the Health and Economic Effects of COVID-19 Vaccines.
under review

Furceri, D., Ganslmeier, M., Ostry, J. D., and Yang, N. (2021).
Initial Output Losses from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Robust Determinants.
under review

Furceri, D., Ganslmeier, M., and Ostry, J. D. (2021).
Are Climate Change Policies Politically Costly?
under review

Vlandas, T., McArthur, D., and Ganslmeier, M. (2021).
Ageing and the Economy: A Literature Review of Political and Policy Mechanisms.
Political Research Exchange, 3-1

Aksoy, C. G., Ganslmeier, M., and Poutvaara, P. (2020).
Public Attention and Policy Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Saka, O., Martelli, A., Ganslmeier, M., Ji, Y., Campos, N. F., and De Grauwe, P. (2020).
Structural Reforms in Europe Lessons from Early Experiences.
In Economic Growth and Structural Reforms in Europe.
Cambridge University Press

Martelli, A., Campos, N. F., Ganslmeier, M., Ji, Y., and Saka, O. (2020).
On the Complementarity between Labour Market Regulation and Tax Reforms in the European Union.
In Economic Growth and Structural Reforms in Europe.
Cambridge University Press


Till Date

LEAD Machine Learning

Scientist (part-time)

International Monetary Fund

Fund Internship Program (full-time)
Supervisors: Davide Furceri, Jonathan Ostry

King's College London

Research Assistant (part-time)
Supervisors: Cevat Aksoy, Nicolas Ajzenman, Sergei Guriev

University of Oxford

Researcher in Political Economy (part-time)
Supervisor: Tim Vlandas

University College London / London School of Economics

Research Assistant in Economics (full-time)
Supervisors: Paul De Grauwe, Nauro Campos, Yuemei Ji

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Trainee in Economic Research (full-time)
Supervisors: Cevat Aksoy, Zsoka Koczan, Alex Plekhanov

London School of Economics

Research Assistant in Political Economy (part-time)
Supervisors: Tim Vlandas, Mark Thatcher


Till Date

DPhil Student in Social Policy

University of Oxford
Focus: Political Economy, Data Science

MSc in International Political Economy

London School of Economics
Focus: International Finance, Political Economy, Monetary Policy

Semester Abroad

Columbia University
Focus: Political Economy, Macroeconomics, Finance

BA in Economics

Zeppelin University
Focus: Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics, Finance


I offer various services for data-driven projects on a freelance basis. If you are interested in hiring me, do not hesitate to get in touch. I speak R, Python, Stata, SQL, Ruby, JavaScript and HTML, and I have experience in the following techniques:

Statistical Analysis

Machine Learning

Text Analysis

Geo Mapping

Web Scraping