Anton started working at the DIW from the beginning of 2013. Before that he did his Ph.D. study at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. His field of interest is in econometrics, with an emphasis on time series analysis. At the EUI his supervisor was Prof. Dr. Helmut Luetkepohl. For his thesis Anton uses nonlinear multivariate and univariate time series models allowing for regime switches according to a Markov process. He investigates fundamental and non-fundamental components of stock prices and sustainability of public debt.