Dieter is a research consultant at the World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice (GP). He joined the Bank in 2018 and has since consulted the Environment & Natural Resources GP, the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Global Theme, the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment GP and the Development Economics Unit. He is currently earning his Ph.D. in financial econometrics at the VU Amsterdam with an MPhil in economics from the Tinbergen Institute and a B.Sc. from the University of Tübingen. His research interests include sustainable finance, natural capital and sovereign bonds, financial stability, and risk modeling. He explores these topics with econometric methods, such as state-space models or panel data models, as well as machine learning methods, for which employs new data sources ranging from satellite data to Google search queries. He is particularly passionate about the visualization of complex data. Previously, he held visiting positions at Columbia Business School and the research department of the Dutch Central Bank.