Christoph Paetz is currently a researcher at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in the Hans-Boeckler Foundation, a Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research and a PhD candidate at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a project on the effects of fiscal rules on macroeconomic performance. Before that, he studied from 2009 to 2014 at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, first Economics (B.A.) and afterwards International Economics (M.A.). During his studies he exchanged one semester to the CSU Fresno Craig School of Business, US, and completed internships at the Economics Department of the German Embassy in London and the Fiscal Policy Departments of the Federation of German Trade Unions (DGB Bundeszentrale) as well as the IMK. Furthermore, he worked as a student assistant for two years at the Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) in Berlin. His research interests are tax and fiscal policies, fiscal rules and macroeconomic performance.