Lukas was born in Hamburg (Germany) in 1994. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. During this time, Lukas spent one semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He continued his studies at the University of Mannheim, where he received a Master’s degree in Economics in 2018. In his thesis, Lukas analyzed optimal monetary policy in a New Keynesian model featuring two heterogeneous agents. Moreover, Lukas gained experience as a research assistant at the ZEW (International Finance and Financial Management department) and at the Chair for Economic Policy (Prof. Grüner). His research interests are mainly in the fields of Macroeconomics, especially Monetary Economics.