Teaching and Supervision

I am happy to supervise students interested in housing economics, housing sales or rental markets, topics related to wealth or inequality, and questions broadly related to (behavioral) household finance or economic measurement.

Students should be able to perform sound empirical and/or theoretical analyses, have a good understanding of R (or Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, etc. whenever appropriate) and write in LaTeX (e.g., via Overleaf). Theses are to be written in English.

Supervision

Current calls of interest for Master’s and Bachelor’s theses can be found here. Additionally, students are invited to come up with their own ideas. Sometimes it is possible to join an existing research project as a research assistant or even co-author.

Interestedw students should approach me directly via e-mail.

Topics chosen by students:

  • Anja M. Hahn: “Rental Market in Berlin: The Effectiveness of the Rent Freeze”
  • Clemens Schmidt: “Origins of Wealth and Wealth Mobility in Austria”
  • Tan Hsiang Lin: “Analysing the Malaysian Housing Market using Google Trends”
  • Marie Hasdenteufel: “A Job Guarantee for Germany”
  • Fidlin Leonard: “Inequality and Private Schooling in the United Kingdom”

Teaching

Vienna University of Economics and Business

  • Economics of Inequality; Specialization Course Economics, Master (W 2020/21, W 2021/22)
  • Theoretical and Empirical Topics in Economics of the Distribution; Specialization Course Economics, Bachelor (S 2019, W 2020/21, W 2021/22)
Teaching Evaluation at WU
  • Theoretical and Empirical Topics in Economics of the Distribution: 1.22 (overall) and 1.36 (didactics)

[Scale: 1 – best, 6 – worst]

University of Graz

  • Econometrics II; Tutorial; Economics Bachelor (S 2015, S 2016)
  • Econometrics I; Tutorial; Economics Bachelor (W 2015/16)
  • Crash course “Introduction to Programming with R”; Economics Master (March 2015, Sept 2015)
  • Introduction to Programming with Matlab; Practical; Mathematics Bachelor (W 2011/12)
  • Linear Algebra for Mathematicians; Tutorial; Mathematics Bachelor (W 2010/11)

Graz University of Technology

  • Mathematics I – Calculus; Tutorial and Practical; Introduction course for Engineering subjects, Bachelor (W 2013/14)
  • Mathematics II – Calculus; Tutorial and Practical; Introduction course for Engineering subjects, Bachelor (S 2013)
  • Linear Algebra; Practical; Physics Bachelor (W 2012/13, W 2013/14)

[W – Winter term, S – Summer term]