Research interest: Causal inference, Comparative policy analysis, Economic and political demography, Development policy – Africa
Florian is a PhD student at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics. His research focuses on understanding the effects of varying policy responses to the corona crisis in different countries. More specifically he is interested in comparative methods to disentangle and infer the effects of covid-19 related policies such as increased hygiene, societal lockdowns, facial mask requirements etc., on national excess death rates. For this purpose, Florian is comparing different quantitative approaches to causal inference such as Difference-in-Difference, Synthetic Control and Causal Impact.