Nikolas Schmidt specialised in quantitative methods for policy analysis, economic policy and European Union (EU) governance during his studies at the Hertie School, and in transition economics and international relations during a semester at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Prior to the Hertie School, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics, with a focus on macro- and monetary economics, at the University of Potsdam. Professionally, he has advised governments on economic policy and public sector reform, both in Germany as a strategy consultant at PD - Berater der öffentlichen Hand and at Roland Berger and abroad at Berlin Economics and the German development agency GIZ. He has also worked as a freelance risk consultant, analysing market and regulatory developments in Central Europe.
Master's thesis title
Geo-economics in post-Soviet Eurasia: Competition and cooperation between Chinese and European development banks