Matthias was born in 1992 near Stuttgart, Germany. In 2014 he received his bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Bonn. During his bachelor he worked as a tutor and participated in the university's honors program. He continued his studies with a Research Master in Economics at Tilburg University and after a year transferred to the CDSE. He developed broad interests in the field of Microeconomics as well as in Econometrics and Statistics.