Lukas Freund

PhD candidate at Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

PhD Candidate, Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University

Lukas Freund is a PhD candidate in Economics. His research focuses on macro- and labor economics. Particular research questions he examines include the following:

  • What is the role of uncertainty in shaping macroeconomic outcomes, such as unemployment and inflation?
  • What explains the rise in between-firm inequality — in productivity and pay — observed across many economies over the past few decades?
  • How do firms organize production in a modern knowledge economy that produces complex goods and services? What are the determinants of productivity in such an environment?

At Cambridge, Lukas is a Gates scholar, and in the academic year 2022/2023 he holds a Procter Visiting Fellowship at Princeton University. During his studies, Lukas has visited the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Bank of England, and Deutsche Bundesbank. Previously, he completed undergraduate and master degrees at the University of Oxford.