Jan is interested in research related to international trade and development, and industrial innovation. Within that context, a particular focus lies on the international dimensions of technical change including underdevelopment, technology transfer, and foreign direct investment as well as on the link between innovation and the evolution and dynamics of industries.
Holding a Diplom (equivalent to M.Sc.) in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim, Germany, Jan has been enrolled in the Ph.D. program at JIBS since November 2008. Besides, he has conducted consultancy work for national and international organizations, including the German-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTAIC) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Jan has also been a Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
Jan´s teaching activities involve courses in regional economics for Bachelor students and research methods for Master students. Moreover, he is course coordinator for the “Introduction to National Model United Nations" (NMUN) simulation, a course that prepares JIBS students for the National Model United Nations Conference, the world´s largest simulation of the United Nations in New York City.