Carlo Birkholz earned a bachelor’s degree in business informatics as part of a dual studies program at IBM Germany, after which he studied business administration and economics at the University of Freiburg. During his studies, he gained first research experience working as a student assistance at the International Economic Policy Chair of Prof. Günther Schulze. Also, he was able to work as an econometrics lecturer in Myanmar in co-operation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. In the summer of 2019 he completed his studies with a master’s degree in economics. Since December 2019 Carlo has been a researcher in ZEW’s Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”. His research interests include topics in taxation, political economy, public finance, and development economics.