In 2015, Christian won the Ernst Wagemann price for best paper in economics in 2013-2014 in Applied Economics Quarterly. In 2009, Christian won a merit award at Kingston University.
Christian has studied economics at the Universities of Mainz, Glasgow and Strathclyde. He received his PhD from University of Strathclyde in 2001.
Christian is also Honorary Chair of the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) where he is active for many years. Christian has organised several Annual Conferences for INFER (and several workshops), which resulted in several special issues of journals and printed volumes. Christian's main areas of research are Behavioural Economics and Finance, Convergence of Business Cycles, Eurozone Crisis, Financial Economics, Time Frequency Analysis and Climate Change. Christian won research grants from the Leverhulme Trust as well as from the Austrian Central Bank.
Christian is an editorial board member of International Economics and Economic Policy and International Journal of Public Policy.