I am Assistant Professor on Tenure Track at the Center for Disability and Integration at the University of St. Gallen. I studied economics at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the University of Skövde (Sweden). In 2012, I attained a PhD in economics from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and joined the CDI-HSG at the University of St. Gallen.
My main areas of research include health and labor economics, applied econometrics, and public economics with a focus on disability and integration. I studied the importance of culture for different outcomes, such as unemployment durations and the demand for social insurance. I am also interested in optimal design of (social) insurances, especially unemployment, disability, and health insurance. Recent research focusses on the education of children with learning disabilities and their influence on non-disabled peers.
- I will move my office to the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW-HSG) as of mid September. New adress: Office 06-106, Varnbüelstrasse 14, 9000 St. Gallen
- Happy to share that I was promoted to full professor at the University of St.Gallen as of February 2022!
- Our article "Peers with special needs: effects and policies" (joint with Simone Balestra and Helge Liebert) is forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.
- I received the Schweizer Preis für Bildungsforschung for the paper "Peers with special needs: effects and policies" (joint with Simone Balestra and Helge Liebert)