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 currently in Australia, visiting University of Melbourne. Contact me, if you are there and interested in a coffee and/or research discussions.

- Check out our CEPR new working paper "Ethnic Clustering in Schools and Early Career Outcomes"

- I got promoted to full professor as of 1.2.2022 and changed my affiliation to the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen.


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