What is the best thing about your job?
Having the freedom to work on topics I really want to work on.
If you had not gone into research, what would you be doing today?
The same – introducing management practices in firms – only that I would be paid for it as a consultant.
Who or what inspires you?
To see that you create something that really has an impact and makes a lasting difference.
When was the last time you had to change your mind?
I do that every day in my empirical research.
Which advice would you have needed yourself as a doctoral student?
Fortunately, I had good mentors who prepared me for how complex the science system and publication processes are. It’s super important to understand it from the very beginning – I would also pass this on to young doctoral students.