Maximilian Schaller is a PhD candidate at the Berlin School of Economics. Following undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at DHBW, he studied economics in the Master’s programs of RWTH Aachen and FU Berlin. Since October 2021, Maximilian worked as a research assistant at the Public Economics department of the DIW Berlin. During this time, he contributed to research on heterogeneous life expectancy and care requirements of different socio-economic groups. Tied to his Master’s thesis, he joined a research project examining the insurance and redistribution effects of the German tax-and-transfer system with respect to inequality in lifetime income. His research interests lie in the field of structural microeconometrics, applied to matters of public economics and labor economics.