“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

I am Tim Metzler and you found my website. Take a look around and you will find some projects I am working on. My interests include sociology of work, econometrics and quantitative research methods in general.


M.A. Sociology
University Bielefeld
April 2021 – October 2023 Bielefeld

Research interests include:

  • Sociology of work and economics
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative research methods
M.A. Sociology - Erasmus
University of Salzburg
October 2022 – March 2023 Salzburg, Austria
B.A. Sociology, Philosophy, Educational Sciences
University of Münster
April 2019 – April 2021 Münster
B.A. Philosophy, Economics
University of Saarland
October 2014 – November 2018 Saarbrücken


SQL Fundamentals
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Associate Data Scientist
The competency domains assessed included, but were not limited to: Data Management, Exploratory Analysis, Statistical Experimentation, Modeling, Programming for Data Science, Communication and Visualization.
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Implementing the difference-in-differences method in R
This post shows how to implement the difference-in-differences method design in R. The data is taken from Marcus, Jan, Thomas Siedler, and Nicolas R. Ziebarth. 2022. “The Long-Run Effects of Sports Club Vouchers for Primary School Children.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 14 (3): 128-65.
Where to open a new Chipotle?
A datacamp project using the leaflet package to find new possible Chiptole locations
Classification of User Reviews
In this project binomial logistic regression and a random forest model will be used to solve a classification problem in R
Income inequality and demand for redistribution in Austria
In this post a multilevel model is applied to European Social Survey data to look into the relation of income inequality and demand for redistribution in Austria
Implementing a regression discontinuity design in R
This post shows how to implement a regression discontinuity design in R. The data is taken from Tuttle, C. (2019), Snapping Back: Food Stamp Bans and Criminal Recidivism, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11(2), S. 301-327.