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I am a research assistant and economics Ph.D. student at the University of Cologne. I use experimental methods in the fields of paternalism and privacy, but I am also interested in other applications of behavioral economics, especially the role of beliefs and technology.

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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 am also the lab manager of the Cologne Laboratory for Economic Research, one of the largest and most advanced experimental economics laboratories. 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 am a proud user of Unix-like operating systems and free software evangelist. My preferred programming languages are R and Python. Please see my GitHub and GitLab accounts and check out my projects.

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.