Hi, I'm Max. This is what I'm working on.

Optimal Taxation

What if there were fairer and more efficient taxes out there? In my dissertation, I investigate whether, and how, citizens might (dis)agree on these superior taxes.

Deliberative Democracy

We can and should reason — not just vote — on matters of complex policy. I study how this might work (or not) at the CiviCon Citizen Conferences.

Q Methodology

We have subjective views, but we also share, generate and contrast these views with others. I contribute to the qmethod R package, maintain the Q website and apply Q to the sociology of labor.

Computational Social Science

I (learn to) hack (and write) for Jan Lorenz's DFG-funded project on Opinion Dynamics and Collective Decisions.