About

Thank you for visiting, and welcome! I currently work at the House of Finance in Frankfurt, my hometown in Germany, where I have returned at the onset of the pandemic and am holding the Endowed Chair of Private Equity since then. I am also a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA and have affiliations with the Wharton School as the Metzler Visiting Professor in the Management Department and as a Research Associate with the Centre of Blockchain Technologies at University College London’s Computer Science Department.

My primary research interest is in decentralized markets, platforms, and organizations (often related to crypto and blockchain). My research focuses on value creation, appropriation, and competition in decentralized settings, and empirically assesses the aggregate efficiency of decentralized markets. My secondary research interests are in the intersection of corporate strategy and finance (e.g., mergers and acquisitions, private equity, firm value and performance), labor and innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, ESG/sustainability, and emotions and affective decision-making.

For my most recent research, see my SSRN profile.