Moritz was born in 1990 in Stuttgart (Germany). In 2014, he received his bachelor’s degree in International Economics and European Studies from the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. His studies were supported by the German National Academic Foundation. In the following year, he spent valuable time as an intern in the banking supervision department of the German Bundesbank, visited the Complexity Economics research group of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford University and worked as research assistant at the Center for European Economic Research. Moritz is interested in the determinants and consequences of economic inequality, behavioral economics and the use of micro data in order to approach macroeconomic issues. He has been part of research projects on the economic effects of interpersonal comparisons and on the development of income inequality over the business cycle. In his free time, he enjoys doing sports (e.g. basketball, volleyball), being engaged in student initiatives that focus on issues of socio-ecological sustainability and spending time with his friends.