Nico was born in 1997 in Hamburg, Germany. He remained in his hometown for his bachelor’s studies in Economics at the University of Hamburg. During his bachelor studies, he worked as a TA and as a student tutor for undergraduate macroeconomics, and as a student assistant at the Chair of Microeconometrics. After finishing his bachelor’s studies, Nico relocated to Mannheim to take on the master’s program at the University of Mannheim. During his master studies, he gathered some more practical experience in research as a full-time research intern at the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank) as well as in teaching as a TA for Econometrics. He also gathered international experience by spending one semester as an exchange student at the University of Sydney in Australia. His main research interest lies in Environmental Economics, but also extends to related fields such as Development Economics and Public Economics. In his master’s thesis, he analysed the impact of the EU Emissions Trading System on the own electricity generation of manufacturing firms. In his spare time, Nico enjoys going out at night with friends, playing the guitar, and taking on extensive mountain hikes to escape the stress of everyday life.