Laura joined the DIW Graduate Center in 2018 and the Forecasting and Economic Policy Department in 2019.
After completing a B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Laura obtained her B.Sc. Economics from the Free University Berlin, where she also worked as a research and teaching assistant at the chair of econometrics. Based on her bachelor’s dissertation, she published an article on the anchoring of inflation expectations in cooperation with Prof. Dieter Nautz. Laura holds a M.Sc. in Economics/Econometrics from The University of Edinburgh.
Laura’s research interests are focused around monetary and fiscal policy and applied econometrics. In her master’s dissertation, she investigated the macroeconomic effects of the ECB’s asset purchase programme applying Bayesian econometric methods; prior to embarking on her PhD studies, Laura spent a year working at the Monetary Policy Strategy Division of the ECB. She has also completed internships at the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Climate Foundation.