Christoph is a professor of innovation and economics at Massey University and the director of the Knowledge Exchange Hub.
He is the co-creator of GDPLive, the world's first real-time GDP tracker powered by artificial intelligence, and the New Zealand Shared Prosperity Index.
Christoph is a microeconomist interested in theoretical and experimental game theory as well as machine learning, and has published in top international journals and in national outlets. He appears regularly on national radio and was a regular guest economist on TV3's current affair program Three60. He is the recipient of the Jan Whitwell Memorial Prize awarded by the New Zealand Association of Economists.
Christoph holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) and international business (The University of Auckland) as well as a PhD in economics (game theory, Massey University) and recently completed a certificate in big data and social analytics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US.