Marlis obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of Mannheim. In the course of her studies she worked as a research assistant at different chairs at the economics department and at Centre for European Economic Research. Before joining the PhD program at NHH, Marlis worked for one year as a pre-doctoral fellow for professor Teodora Boneva at the economics department of the University of Oxford.
Marlis’ main areas of interest are applied microeconomics, behavioural and experimental economics. Her research interests span children development, education, and intergenerational inequality. Furthermore, she is specifically interested in what role beliefs play in these areas and how these often subconsciously affect behaviour and outcomes.
In her leisure time, she likes to read on a wide array of topics, listen to podcasts, and doing sports.