Tobias works as an M&E specialist in the “Research to Impact” (RTI) department at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor (Indonesia). He is an integrated expert co-funded by the German “Centre for International Migration and Development” (CIM/GIZ). His research interest is impact evaluation, development economics, and financial markets. Before moving to Indonesia, he worked at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB, Germany). Tobias holds Diploma (similar to a master’s degree) in Economics from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) and a doctoral degree in Economics from RUB. He speaks German, English and - to some extent - French.