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Research Grants
New Working Papers & Work in Progress
Revise and Resubmit
Working Papers
Old Working Papers

My work is listed with SSRN and Researchgate

Research Grants:

Project title: "Digital Infrastructure and regional disparities in comparison between eastern and western Germany", 2020-2021, ~20K, Alfried Krupp Junior Research Fellowship, PI.

Project title: "Firm-level analyses of Agglomeration Externalities, Knowledge Spillovers, and Productivity Growth", 2017-2019, ~ 100K, Marie Curie, Durham International Junior Research Fellowship, PI.

Project title: "European market integration and determinants of German firm localization", 2014-2017, 3K, Lindemann Foundation, PI.

New Working Papers & Work in Progress:

Automation and the Fall and Rise of the Servant Economy, January 2022, with H. Strulik, CEGE discussion paper

Comparing New Measures of Tech Talent: Global AI, Digital Infrastructure, and Innovation, March 2022, with R. Dickens and J. O'Reilly

Digital infrastructure, firms' location choices, and regional disparities in comparison between East and West Germany

Digital infrastructure and firm location choices in the United Kingdom, with R. Dickens and J. O'Reilly

The spatial distribution of vaccination innovations - A cluster analysis based on patent data for the European Union

Scale effects and innovative activities - Big Data analyses and evidence for AI patents, with H. Strulik

Digital Infrastructure, Innovation, and Economic Growth, with H. Strulik

The Dynamics of German Industry Clustering, with R. Harris and J. Moffat

Regional Drivers of Firm-Level Productivity for German Upper Mittelstand Firms, with R. Harris and J. Moffat

The Impact of Regional Infrastructure for Firm-Level Trade and Productivity in a Regression Discontinuity Framework


The Impact of Menstruation Hygiene Management on Work Absenteeism of Women in Burkina Faso, 2021 with H. Strulik, Economics and Human Biology,

Quantifying Reshoring at the Macroeconomic Level - Measurement and Applications, 2021, with H. Strulik, Growth and Change, 52, 1200-1229.

Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers, 2021, with K. Prettner and H. Strulik, European Economic Review, 136, 103744,

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,

The Benefits of Remoteness - Digital Mobility Data, Regional Road Infrastructure, and COVID-19 Infections, 2021, with H. Strulik, German Economic Review, 22, 3, 257-287.

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.

The Effects of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation Performance - A Cross-Country Perspective, 2020, with R. Harris and J. Moffat, Journal of Common Market Studies, 59, 3, 589-607.

Knowledge and Earnings - A Regional Economic Analysis for the German Economy, 2015, Conference Proceedings Regional Studies Association, ISBN 978-1-897721-51-3, 106-108.

European market integration, R&D agglomeration economies, and the location choice of firms in Poland, 2015, with A. Gehringer, Eastern European Economics, 53, 491-513.

Internationaler Handel, Institutionen und Agglomeration, 2014, cege-report, 2.

Adjustment Dynamics of Countries' Specialization Patterns in the European Union, 2014, Applied Economics Letters, 21, 671-674.

Services sectors' concentration and countries' specialization patterns in services in the European Union: A comparative analysis with a special focus on France, Germany, Greece, and the UK, 2014, Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, 14, 23-32.

Services Sectors' Concentration: the European Union and the New Economic Geography, 2013, Applied Econometrics and International Development, 13, 29-44.

Industrial and Services Sectors' Agglomeration in the European Union, 2012, e-dissertation, University of Goettingen.

Theorie und Empirie ueber den Wirkungszusammenhang zwischen sozialer Herkunft, kulturellem bzw. sozialem Kapital, Bildung und Einkommen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 2008, SOEPpaper No. 128, DIW Berlin.

Bildungsertraege von jungen Menschen aus sozial schwachen Familien, 2008, Publishing company Dr. Mueller, Saarbruecken.

Oekonometrische Untersuchungen zur Messung von Bildungsertraegen von jungen Menschen aus sozial schwachen Familien, 2007, University of Bielefeld.

Revise and Resubmit:

The Gender Gap in International Trade - Female-run firms and the Exporter Productivity Premium, 2021, CEGE discussion paper.

Stay or Go? Relocation Decisions of Manufacturing Plants in Germany, 2021, CEGE discussion paper.

Working Papers:

What drives the location choice of new manufacturing plants in Germany?, 2021, CEGE discussion paper.

Firm heterogeneity, productivity, and the extensive margins of trade - Differences between manufacturing firms in East and West Germany, CEGE discussion paper.

A Macroeconomic Measure for Reshoring and a Note on the Offshoring-Reshoring Nexus.

A Stata Code for computing a distance-based Firm-Level Cluster Index.

Old Working Papers, being rewritten/revised:

Democracy and International Trade (joint with A. Abeliansky).

Knowledge, Earnings, and Agglomeration Economies in the German Regional Economy.

Agglomeration of Knowledge: A Regional Analysis for the German Economy.