Dennis Gaus is a PhD student at the DIW Graduate Center since 2017. After a Bachelor in Management, he gained a M.Sc. degree in Applied Economics from the University of Innsbruck, with semesters abroad in Toronto and Taipei and internships at Deutsche Bahn AG and the DIW. In his Master thesis, written in collaboration with the transport economics department of the DIW, he assessed insufficient maintenance funding of transportation infrastructure in Germany and its effect on economic growth from a production function perspective. His interest and research focus is on transportation economics and empirical industry economics.