Carl Christian Kontz is a Senior Research Specialist at the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. He joined the center in July 2018. Prior to this, he completed a MSc in International Trade, Finance, and Development at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a BSc in Economics from the University of Hamburg. Carl Christian has previously worked with BDO and as a research assistant with the University of Hamburg. His research interests lie in macroeconomics, finance, and growth.