Hanno Foerster was born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, in 1989. He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Bonn. In the course of his graduate studies he spent an academic year at the University of California Berkeley where he completed PhD courses in microeconomics and econometrics. He has worked as research assistant at the Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics and the Institute for Financial Economics and Statistics in Bonn and as research intern for the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim. He gained teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level in fields related to econometrics, applied microeconomics and finance. His studies were supported by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and by Fulbright. Hanno's research interests are in theoretical microeconometrics and in particular in questions revolving around the evaluation of social programs. In his free time he enjoys listening to classical as well as modern music and taking trips to the countryside.