Greetings, and welcome to my website!
My name is Max and I am a graduate student of economics 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. I am also a student research assistant. Historically I have been a teaching assistant for both statistics and information systems and an adjunct instructor for introductory courses on R.
I am hugely interested in theoretical and quantitative research in the fields of behavioral economics, econometrics and related social sciences. To me, excellent research necessitates a well-informed use of innovative methods.
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 and R. I am also very interested in finance, especially complex derivatives, fixed income securities and cryptocurrencies.
I also host one of the most popular crossword solvers (in German), used hundreds of times every day.