Tobias Etzel is a doctoral researcher at the SFB884 and PhD-Student at the CDSE. He was born in 1987 and grew up in Reutlingen, Germany. Following school, he spent a year of community service in Chicago from 2007 till 2008. He then obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Vienna and completed an MPhil in Economic Research at Cambridge University in 2013. A member at the Chair for Economic Policy, his research interests include Political Economy and Public Economics.