Personal Dates
Date of Birth11.02.1961
Place of BirthNeuburg / Donau (Germany)
Marital Statusmarried since 13.8.1992, 3 children
Sept. 1967 - July 1971Hans-Hermmann-Grundschule (Primary School)
Sept. 1971 - Mai 1980Werner-von-Siemens-Gymnasium (High School)
May 1980Abitur (Graduate from High School)
July 1980 - Sept. 1981Military Service
Nov. 1981 - May 1987Studies of Economics at the University of Regensburg
18. Mai 1987Diploma in Economics; TopicThe Causes and Consequences of the Shadow Economy
July 1991Ph. D. in Economics (Dr. rer. pol) of the University of Regensburg
Work Experience
Aug. 1987 - July 1991Reasearch and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Regensburg
Aug. 1991 - March 1992:
Teaching Activities
Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Möller
National Accounts, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics, Seminar on German Unification
Primary Fields of ResearchEmpirical Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Monetary Policy and Financial Markets
DissertationMonetary and Fiscal Policy under Flexible Exchange Rates with Special Consideration of the Structure of International Financial Markets and of Wage Rigidities.
April 1992 - Aug 1996Economist in the Division of Money, Credit and Capital Markets in the Economics Dept. of the Deutsche Bundesbank
DutiesMonetary policy in Europe, Monetary analysis of the determinants and the consequences of monetary processes; theoretical and empirical research on alternative frameworks; quantitative studies on topics in macroeconomics, money and financial markets.
Oct. 1994 - April 1995Economic Research Group of the Deutsche Bundesbank
since Sept. 1996Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden
courses heldPrinciples of Economics; Monetary Theory and European Monetary Policy: International Economics; Theory and Empirics of Finacial Markets; Potential and Structure of the Markets in Eastern Europe; Public Finance, Macro Finance
Visiting Professor
2003-2014University for Banking Studies in Poznan, Poland
  • European Central Bank since 2001
  • Deutsche Bundesbank since 2003
  • Hypo Vereinsbank 1997-2013
  • BoschRexroth (2005-2009)
  • Applied Economics Quarterly
  • The Manchester School
  • Kredit and Kapital
  • Empirical Economics
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • European Economic Review
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • Journal of International Money and Finance
  • German Economic Association ("Verein fuer Socialpolitik")
  • European Central Bank
  • Konjunkturpolitik
  • The Manchester School
  • Kredit und Kapital
  • Empirical Economics
  • European Economic Review
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • Journal of International Money and Finance
  • Europäische Zentralbank
  • University of New Mexico (USA)
  • Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Reading
  • Travelling