I am currently an assistant professor in economics (maitre de conference) at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France. My main research interest concerns the influence of emotions and psychological traits on economic decision making and behavior. This I try to study by using economic experiments applying psychological methods of measuring emotions and character traits. Before I came to Toulouse I studied applied mathematics (Wirtschaftsmathematik) at the University of Ulm, Germany and economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I did my PhD in experimental economics at CREED, the experimental economics lab at the University of Amsterdam. After my PhD I did my Postdoc at the interdisciplinary center on affective sciences (CISA) in Geneva.