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. 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) and has worked as a teaching assistant at the undergraduate and graduate level. His research interests are mainly in the fields of Macroeconomics, with a special focus on Human Capital. In his research, Lukas uses dynamic macroeconomic models paired with micro-level data to investigate issues, such as the relationship between economic and health-related inequality over the life-cycle, or the effects of education policy design on social mobility.