Philipp Kerler studied Economics (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) in Konstanz, where he also worked as a teaching assistant for Mathematics for Economists and as a research assistant at the Chair of Political Economy. In 2015 he interned in the Department of Industrial Economics and New Technologies at the ifo Institute in Munich. For his master thesis („The causal effect of land ownership on female empowerment: Evidence from India“) he organized a three month research visit for data collection in Tamil Nadu, India. From February 2018 he works for Dr. Kai Gehring in the project „Threats to the stability of nations? Identities, Resources and Conflict“. His research interest lies in development economics and political economy.