Maximilian Held is a PhD fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and a research associate to Dr. Jan Lorenz at Jacobs University Bremen. He works on the link between (progressive) taxation and (deliberative) democracy and opinion dynamics and collective decisions on taxation in the laboratory.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen and has studied Demography and Social Science (graduate) at the University of California, Irvine. He also studied Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Max is also a sporadic violinist and (karaoke) singer, sometimes-excited blogger, Science Slammer, wannabe open-source programmer and fervent disciple of Deutsche SchülerAkademie, a summer school program for gifted high school students.