Swantje Sundt joined the Institute of Regional Science, Environmental and Resource Economics as a research assistant in July 2017. She studied quantitative economics at Kiel University. Since 2013, she participates in the PhD program Quantitative Economics at Kiel University. Until 2016, she received a PhD scholarship from the EKSH gGmbH, and 2016-2017 she was a research assistant at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.