Christoph graduated in Economics from the University of Vienna in 2015. His research interests focus on the economics of technological innovations in the financial industry. He recently released a paper that shows how blockchain-based settlement may introduce limits to arbitrage in cross-market trading. In another paper, he analyzes how consumers react to the availability of overdraft facilities through mobile banking apps. He currently investigate the potential of crowdfunding mechanisms to elicit demand information and improve the screening of viable projects.
Before starting his PhD studies, Christoph was a research assistant in the field of labor economics at the Institute for Advanced Studies and an intern at Ithuba Capital and the Austrian Financial Market Authority.
- Since 2015: PhD student at the Vienna Graduate School of Finance
- 2012 - 2015: MSc in Economics at the University of Vienna
- 2009 - 2012: BSc in Economics at the University of Vienna
- 2019: Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the Second Toronto FinTech conference for his paper ‘Financing under Demand Uncertainty’
- 2015: Franz Weninger Award of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) for outstanding master thesis in the field of monetary theory and monetary policy titled ‘Money Creation, Debt Dynamics and Financial Instability’