After completing my Bachelor and Master degree in economics at the University of Münster, Germany, I moved to Spain to write my Ph.D. under the supervision of Jesús Huerta de Soto. I earned my Ph.D. in economics with a thesis on the theory of deflation. I am currently an Assistant Profesor at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. This course I teach Introduction to Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Methodology of the Austrian School and Economic Analysis of the European Union in Vicálvaro. My main interests are monetary theory, capital theory and business cycle theory. Lately, I have written on the financial crisis, maturity mismatching and qualitative easing. This year I published two books "The Tragedy of the Euro" translated into seven languages and "Deep Freeze: Iceland´s Economic Collapse" co-authored with David Howden.
Besides my love for economics, I like to play tennis and the piano. It's great to play tennis in sunny Spain, although I miss German clay courts a bit and my club team as well (we won our league in 2010!). From time to time I also relax playing some of my favorite Chopin pieces on the piano.