Max Floetotto is a Ph.D. student in Economics at Stanford University. He is interested in applied macroeconomics. In his research he attemps to build large scale heterogeneous agent models and confront those with firm level data. In particular, he is currently looking into the effects of time varying uncertainty and financial frictions on the business cycle. Before coming to Stanford, he graduated from Mannheim University. He also spent a year at UC Berkeley on a Fulbright Scholarship.