Tim Maximilian Sels


Data Innovation Lab Civic Science Fellow



Project focus: The Fellow will examine the impact of media coverage on the public diffusion of science.

Tim Sels is from Berlin, Germany, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics/Business Management with a specialization in applied microeconometrics. He is a former Fellow of the FOX Program at Yale University and conducted research at the Yale School of Management, where he created empirical analyses to answer various questions in the field of organizational behavior. His most recent projects aim to uncover the effects of political polarization on individual or team performance in the workplace. While completing his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D., he simultaneously managed a demanding role as Portfolio Manager for real estate equity and debt investments at BVV, Germany’s largest pension fund, from 2015 to 2023. In his free time, he enjoys solving puzzles, reading daily newspapers, and trading stocks.