My research agenda covers three broad themes: International trade, in particular its political economy and connection with foreign policy, the spatial dimension of international trade and migration, often in the context of the so-called gravity equation, and applied econometrics. My work is characterized by policy-relevant research questions that make use of state-of-the-art quantitative methods often involving big data, as well as devising and implementing econometric techniques to handle such types of data.


  • 2021
  • 2020

Book Chapters

  • 2019


  • 2018
  • 2017
  • Transpazifische Partnerschaft TPP: Totgeglaubte leben länger. Wirtschaftsdienst.   link 
  • 2016
  • Collateral damage: The impact of the Russia sanctions on sanctioning countries’ exports — with Matthieu Crozet. VoxEU.   link 
  • Sanctions et embargos : quels impacts sur le commerce de la france vers la russie ? — with Matthieu Crozet. La lettre du CEPII.   link 

Policy Reports

  • 2020
  • The Economic Costs of War by Other Means — with Sonali Chowdhry, Gabriel Felbermayr, Katrin Kamin, Anna-Katharina Jacobs and Hendrik Mahlkow.   link 
  • Germany's economy in times of the Corona Lockdown — with Gabriel Felbermayr and Hendrik Mahlkow.   link 
  • 2017
  • Russia’s and the EU’s Sanctions. Economic and Trade Effects, Compliance and the Way Forward — with Elisabeth Christen, Oliver Fritz and Franz Sinabell.   link 
  • 2016
  • Auswirkungen der Wirtschaftssanktionen der EU und Russlands auf Wertschöpfung und Beschäftigung in Österreich und der EU — with Elisabeth Christen, Oliver Fritz and Gerhard Streicher.   link