Alexander has been a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center since September 2016. In 2014, he finished a B.Sc. degree in economics at the University of Tuebingen (Germany), having spent one year as a visiting student at Harvard University (USA). In July 2016, he graduated from the University of Oxford (UK) with a M.Phil. in Economics. Alexander’s research focuses on Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy. In his master’s thesis he studied the implications of unconventional monetary policy at the zero lower bound in a DSGE model with financial frictions. He is a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung) and continues to work as a research assistant at the German Parliament in Berlin.