Lars has just finished his master’s degree at the Free University of Berlin. While studying, he was working as a student assistant in the department for public economics and the department for energy, transport and the environment at the DIW. His research interests fall into the area of applied microeconomics where he would like to combine topics of social and climate policy. Within the GC program, he is especially looking forward to studying with people with diverse interests and specializations. After the course phase, he would love to continue working on projects with members of different fields and believes that the DIW offers great potential for collaboration.