Since November 2014 I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and with AIFMRM, the African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management. I am also a Policy Associate at Economics Research Southern Africa, and a Research Economist at the Research Center of Deutsche Bundesbank. Please note that this is my private website and the views presented here do not necessarily reflect the views of Bundesbank or the ESCB.

In January and February 2016 I will be visiting Columbia Business School.


There are interesting opportunities at both the University of Cape Town and Deutsche Bundesbank. If you have any questions about either of these, please do not hesitate to contact me.

University of Cape Town

Deutsche Bundesbank



Working Papers:

Work in progress:

Interdisciplinary, Policy, and Other Publications


I am developing black_rhino, an open source financial network multi-agent simulation. You can find the most recent version (including a short tutorial) at sourceforge.

Together with Tarik Roukny I am developing NetGen, a powerful open source software suite to clean and analyze supervisory data on financial networks. You can find the latest version here.


I am fortunate to work with a group of outstanding students and postdoctoral researchers. If your contacts are missing or outdated, it is time to get in touch again!

University of Cape Town



University of Cape Town

Useful advise: Lasse Heje Pedersen has a most useful tutorial on "How to succeed in academia" which I urge all students to read. Before starting to write your thesis or dissertation, read John Cochrane's writing tips for PhD Students (also useful for MBA Students). Those interested in applied microeconomics should also check out Jesse Shapiro's Unauthoritive Notes and Matthew Gentzkow's Code and Data for the Social Sciences: A Practitioner's Guide (with Jesse Shapiro). Details of how to give an academic talk can be found on Jonathan Shewchuk's website.

Summer Schools and Short Courses

Banking and Modern Financial Economics (University of Pretoria), 13.+14. September 2011. The course outline can be found here. The literature for the course can be found here. Some introductory material for statistics can be found in the book by Grinstead and Snell.


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Telephone: +27 21 406 1025 | Skype: co.georg | Twitter: @co_georg
Postal Address: University of Cape Town, AIFMRM, Private Bag X1, Cape Town 8000, South Africa