Alexander is in the process of finishing his PhD at the University of Mannheim as a member of the 2012 cohort of doctoral candidates in the CDSE/GESS program. He previously acquired a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg (Empirical Economics Chair of Prof. Christian Conrad) as well as a bachelor-equivalent degree in Physics. During this time, Alexander has also been able to pursue his research interests as a visiting scholar at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia, USA) and the University of California (Berkeley, California, USA). The supervisors of his dissertation project are Prof. Ulrich Wagner and Prof. Sebastian Findeisen (both from the University of Mannheim) as well as Prof. Andrea Weber (Central European University, Budapest). Alexander's latest working paper is entitled "Did Globalization help Germany become cleaner? [...]" and has been presented extensively during the 2017/18 job market period. Together with Dr. Kathrine von Graevenitz and Dr. Daniel Roemer, he has recently published a study on the effects of publicly available firm-level emission data (from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) on German housing prices in the Environmental and Resource Economics journal (ERE, 2018).
Recent working papers
Rohlf, A. (2014): Detecting Shifts in US Monetary Policy before the Financial Crisis of 2008 Taylor Rules, Breakpoint Tests and Narrative Evidence as Means of Evaluating US Monetary Policy, Research Paper at UC Berkeley.