Thilo Klein is an economist in ZEW’s Research Group “Market Design” where he is responsible for its research area “Design of Matching Markets”. In matching markets, supply and demand are often coordinated not only by prices, but also by other criteria. Prominent examples include personal preferences of market participants amongst each other in the sharing economy, as well as in education and labour markets. Klein’s research combines assignment algorithms and statistical methods with the goal of examining how markets can be improved by actively shaping market rules and institutions.
Dr. Klein has extensive professional experience in economic consulting for both public and private sector development. Prior to joining ZEW, he worked as an economist and policy analyst at the OECD, as well as for the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Indian microfinance institution Spandana, and Bayer AG. He holds a PhD in business economics and an MPhil in operations research from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he lectured in econometrics and game theory. He is an open source enthusiast and the author of the R package matchingMarkets.
Project Duration 09.01.2017 - 31.12.2018Redesign of childcare allocation procedures in Germany