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.
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.
Seminar scheduled at University of Groningen in fall 2018. Looking forward to presenting my work on peer effects of students with special needs and meeting local faculty.