Dr. Rasmus Thönnessen (*1985) studied in Hamburg, Edinburgh and Grenoble. He completed his PhD at the University of Hamburg in 2015 with a research project on applied macroeconomics. He has teaching experience in the field of Microeconomics, Introductory Economics and Applied Econometrics. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Public Choice or Empirical Economics. He currently works for Esche Schümann Commichau, a multidisciplinary consulting firm. Previously, Dr. Thönnessen has acquired several years of work experience in the field of restructuring and financial advisory.