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30-seconds-bio: I sleep 6h a day. When I am not sleeping, I look at code -- lots of code. For all kinds of projects. During the day, it's usually about social science. At night, it's all kind of tech stuff. I like to work with people who I share core values with -- and passion for the same things (for example economics, politics, science and making the world a better place). Besides that, I like to fail. And learn. Or probably learn through failure. My rolemodels are: Forrest Gump, Alan Turing, Angela Merkel, Tim Berners-Lee.

60-seconds-bio: 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 social and economic policy changes and how machine learning can be used to improve our empirical understanding of both domains. In my PhD dissertation, I am applying natural language processing models to measure social and economic policy changes in a fully automatized way. Beyond my studies, I follow my passion for data science and coding also in other projects. For an overiew, please check out my Github profile. 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 my doctoral studies, I have worked as Research Assistant at LSE, UCL, Oxford and EBRD. For more information, check out my resume.

Research

Governance at Municipal and Regional Level (2019)
(with Zsoka Koczan), in EBRD ”Better Governance, Better Economies” Report, Chapter 2

Labour market regulation and tax reforms in the EU: What works? Issues of sequencing and complementarity (2019)
(with Nauro Campos, Yuemei Ji, Angelo Martelli & Orkun Saka), forthcoming in Campos, N., De Grauwe, P. & Ji, Y. (eds) 'Political Economy of Structural Reforms', Cambridge University Press.

Structural reforms in Europe: Lessons from early experiences (2019)
(with Nauro Campos, Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji, Angelo Martelli & Orkun Saka), forthcoming in Campos, N., De Grauwe, P. & Ji, Y. (eds) 'Political Economy of Structural Reforms', Cambridge University Press.

The Introduction of the European Monetary Union (2016)
in Wieland, J. and Leisinger, K. M. (eds) ’Transculturality – Leadership, Management and Governance’, Metropolis-Verlag.

Work

Jan/2019
Till Date

University of Oxford

Researcher in Political Economy (part-time)
Supervisor: Tim Vlandas
Oct/2017
Sept/2019

University College London / London School of Economics

Research Assistant in Economics (full-time)
Supervisors: Paul De Grauwe, Nauro Campos, Yuemei Ji
May/2019
August 2019

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Trainee in Economic Research (full-time)
Supervisors: Cevat Aksoy, Zsoka Koczan, Alex Plekhanov
Feb/2018
Oct/2018

London School of Economics / University of Reading

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

Education

Oct/2019
Till Date

DPhil Student in Social Policy

University of Oxford
Focus: Political Economy, Data Science
Sept/2016
Sept/2017

MSc in International Political Economy

London School of Economics
Focus: International Finance, Political Economy, Monetary Policy
Sept/2014
Sept/2014

Semester Abroad

Columbia University
Focus: Political Economy, Macroeconomics, Finance
Sept/2012
Sept/2016

BA in Economics

Zeppelin University
Focus: Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics, Finance

Services

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 have experience in the following techniques:

Statistical Analysis

Machine Learning

Text Analysis

Geo Mapping

Web Scraping

Visualization

Before I got into my passion for data, I was working as a web developer for a couple of organisations. Get in touch if you need a website that should not look like one from the 1970s. A few examples of my work: