Greetings, and welcome to my website!

My name is Max and I am a research assistant at the University of Cologne where I manage the Cologne Laboratory for Economic Research, one of the largest and most advanced experimental economics laboratories. I am also a behavioral economist and researcher in the fields of privacy and paternalism.

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In my lab, we develop best practices for experimental economics laboratories and share them with researchers across the globe. Please check out our projects on GitLab. Among other things, we have developed z-Tree unleashed, which allows you to run z-Tree experiments over the Internet.

I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Cologne where I graduated summa cum laude. I spent part of my graduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas. Historically I have been a teaching assistant for both statistics and information systems and an adjunct instructor for introductory courses on R.

I enjoy programming and using computers to perform various tasks, increasingly overlapping with my interest in economics. I am a proud user of Unix-like operating systems (and have been since 2005) and free software evangelist. My preferred programming languages are Rust, Python and R. Please see my GitHub account and check out my projects. Things I enjoy less include writing shameless autohagiographies on the internet.

I also host one of the most popular crossword solvers (in German), used hundreds of times every day.

I hope you find this website useful. Please feel free to contact me.