Benedikt is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Justus Haucap at the Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany. He received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Free University Berlin, Germany, and his Master's degree in quantitative economics from University College Dublin, Ireland. Research stays during his PhD led him so far to the KU Leuven in Belgium, the George Mason University in Virginia, USA, and the University of Reading in the UK. Benedikt's research studies the economics of science and academic publishing in particular. Further, he is interested in the political economy of business cartels and innovation.