I am an 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. Finally, I am also interested in the empirical identification of tax competition.



The paper "Income and substitution effects of a disability insurance reform" (joint with Eva Deuchert) has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Public Economics.


I was elected into the board of the Swiss Society for Health Economics (SGGÖ)


New version of paper on school starting age and effects on health, education, and work available.



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