He is also a lecturer in economics at University of Bayreuth in Germany. Before joining IPPR, Carsten worked for 6 years at the Bank of England. There he first worked on international macroeconomics and financial regulation, then led their work on financial risks from climate change. Carsten went on to lead the Bank's work on regulating artificial intelligence.
Carsten also previously worked at the International Monetary Fund on fiscal policy. He holds a Masters in Economics from Warwick University, a Masters in Economic Sociology from LSE and a Bachelors in Philosophy & Economics from University of Bayreuth.