Greetings, and welcome to my website!
My name is Max and I am a graduate student of economics and research assistant at the University of Cologne. I am interested in microeconomics, econometrics and applied math.
I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of Cologne where I graduated summa cum laude after four semesters of study. Historically I have been a teaching assistant for both statistics and information systems and an adjunct instructor for introductory courses on R. I am very interested in theoretical and quantitative research in the fields of econometrics, probability theory, microeconomics and applied economics.
My main pastime is programming and using computers to perform various tasks, increasingly overlapping with my interest in economics: For example, my undergraduate thesis made extensive use of simulations. I am a proud GNU/Linux user (and have been since 2005) and free software evangelist. My preferred programming languages are C, C++ and R. Please see my GitHub account and check out my projects.
I also host one of the most popular crossword solvers (in German), used hundreds of times every day.