Date/place of birth
23-06-1982 in Tübingen

High School Diploma
2001 Abitur at Goethe-Gymnasium in Ibbenbüren

2002-2009 Study of mathematics with minor subject economics at Westphalian Wilhelms-University Münster and Humboldt-University Berlin
Degree: Dipl.-Math., Humboldt-University Berlin (2009)
Diploma thesis: "Weather derivatives: An overview of models, pricing and hedging" supervised by Prof. Imkeller (pdf)

Current occupation
Since 2010: PhD student at Georg-August-University Göttingen (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Prof. Mußhoff) in cooperation with the Department of Agricultural Economics of Humboldt-University Berlin (Prof. Odening)

Härdle, W. K., Lopez-Cabrera, B., Ritter, M. (2012): Forecast based Pricing of Weather Derivatives. SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2012-027. (pdf)
Ritter, M., Mußhoff, O., Odening, M. (2012): Minimizing geographical basis risk of weather derivatives using a multi-site rainfall model. Proceedings of the 123rd EAAE Seminar, February 23-24, Dublin, Ireland. (Link)
Ritter, M.; Mußhoff, O.; Odening, M. (2012): Minimizing Geographical Basis Risk of Weather Derivatives using a Multi-site Rainfall Model. Financial Engineering in Energy and Commodity Markets Conference, September 17-19, 2012, in Wien, Austria.
Ritter, M.; Mußhoff, O.; Odening, M. (2012): The Influence of Meteorological Forecasts on the Pricing of Weather Derivatives. Energy Finance Workshop 2012, January 12-13, 2012, in Stolberg (Harz).
Ritter, M.; Odening, M.; Mußhoff, O. (2011): Minimizing Geographical Basis Risk with Weather Derivatives. International Conference On Applied Economics (ICOAE), August 25-27, 2011, in Perugia, Italy
Ritter, M., Mußhoff, O., Odening, M.(2011) Meteorological forecasts and the pricing of temperature futures. The Journal of Derivatives. Vol.19 (2) : 45-50. (Link)
Ritter, M.; Mußhoff, O.; Odening, M. (2010): Meteorological Forecasts and the Pricing of Weather Derivatives. Berlin: DFG-Collaborative Research Center 649 “Economic Risk” Discussion Paper 2010-043, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.(pdf)
López Cabrera, B., Odening, M., Ritter, M. (2013): Pricing Rainfall Derivatives at the CME. SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2013-005.(Link)
Ritter, M. (2012): Can the market forecast the weather better than meteorologists?. SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2012-067.(Link)
Ritter, M. (2013): Weather forecasting with market prices of weather futures. Journal of Energy Markets