I am a fourth year PhD student in Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where I am advised by Prof. Lutz Weinke. I am also affiliated with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) as a PhD fellow. In the Fall Semester 2022, I visited Princeton University, following an invitation from Prof. Gianluca Violante. I am passionate about the potential of New Keynesian models with household heterogeneity to address the interaction between macroeconomic aggregates and inequality.
PhD in Economics, 2025 (expected)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and DIW Berlin
MSc in Economics, 2019
Freie Universität Berlin
BSc in Economics, 2017
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
BA in Social Science, 2014
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Accepted at Journal of Political Economy Macroeconomics
We show that in a New Keynesian model with household heterogeneity, fiscal policy can be a perfect substitute for monetary policy. Three simple conditions for consumption taxes, labor taxes, and the government debt level are sufficient to induce the same consumption and labor supply of each household and, thus, the same allocation as interest rate policies. When monetary policy is constrained by a binding lower bound, a currency union, or an exchange rate peg, fiscal policy can therefore replicate any allocation that hypothetically unconstrained monetary policy would generate.
I study the effects of large scale asset purchases in the mortgage market (QE) on aggregate consumption in a continuous-time heterogeneous agent New Keynesian model with lumpy housing and frictional financial intermediation. I find a salient house price channel of QE. In the presence of binding leverage constraints of intermediaries, QE is relevant through decreasing the borrowing spread. Since housing adjustment is lumpy, this lower spread substantially increases housing demand and house prices through accelerating the adjustment threshold. With heterogeneous agents and borrowing constraints, these higher house prices transmit to aggregate consumption through wealth, collateral, and general equilibrium effects.
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We study the effects of movements in aggregate lending standards on macroeconomic aggregates and inequality in a New Keynesian model with heterogeneous households and lumpy housing. We show that a looser LTV ratio stimulates aggregate nondurable consumption and output, and that the transmission mechanism mainly works through general equilibrium effects in the form of higher house prices and labor income. We also show that LTV ratios entail distributional dynamics as households are differently affected by intertemporal prices in a model with incomplete markets. Looser LTV limits redistribute housing wealth from the top 10% to the bottom 50% indicating an overall decrease of inequality.
Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Professor for Macroeconomics and Finance, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Gianluca Violante, Ph.D.
Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Prof. Lutz Weinke, Ph.D.
Director of the Institute of Economic Policy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin