I am an economist and applied econometrician (or data scientist if you prefer that) currently working as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany. I obtained by PhD in Economics from Humboldt-University Berlin in the area of individual decision making or more specifically individual behavior in timing problems.
During my doctoral studies I worked part-time at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and took internships at the IMF and the ECB. There I contributed to diverse topical research projects in Behavioral Economics, Finance, and Macroeconomics. I am a passionate R programmer and enjoy to learn new statistical techniques and how to implement them in R (more recently also in Stan) and occasionally blog about my experiences with new stuff.