I am Professor of Economics at the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research 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 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 am hiring a Research Assistant / PhD student for fall 2024. If you plan to write a PhD thesis in applied labor/education/health economics, apply for admission to the GPEF PhD program at the University of St. Gallen! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly. I am looking forward to receiving your application.

- Check out our CEPR working paper "Misclassification in Linear-in-Means Models: Theory and Application to Peer Effects Estimation" (with S. Balestra, F. Puljic)

- Check out our CEPR working paper "Ethnic Clustering in Schools and Early Career Outcomes" (with C. Chuard, A. Aerne, R. Hodler)


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