About me

I am currently a Postdoc at the Center for Disability and Integration at the University of St. Gallen.

My main areas of research include health, labor, and family economics with a special focus on early childhood development and maternal wellbeing.

In summer 2019, I graduated from the Econ Department at the University of Zurich. The focus of my PhD thesis was on health economics, child development, and family policies.

In the meantime, I was employed as Strategic Support Manager for topics concerning Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) at Swiss Life Asset Managers.

(Photo by John Flury)


PhD in Economics, University of Zurich (2014 - 2019)

  • Three Essays on the Health Effects of Family Policies (summa cum laude)
  • Advisors: Prof. Dr. Josef Zweim├╝ller, Prof. Dr. Hannes Schwandt

Research Affiliate, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development (2017 - 2019)
Visiting Student, London School of Economics (Oct - Nov 2018)
UBS International Center of Economics in Society, Scholarship holder (2014 - 2017)

Seminar presentations


  • Value of Vaccination Research Network (VoVRN), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Works-in-Progress Seminar, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
  • 10th ifo Dresden Workshop on Labor Economics and Social Policy
  • Essen Health Conference 2021
  • 34th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics
  • EALE 2021 
  • Joint Doctoral Workshop on Applied Microeconomics, University of Konstanz / University of St. Gallen


  • (2x) Internal Applied Micro Seminar, University of Zurich
  • HCEO Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (Poster), Bonn
  • 1st QMUL Economics and Finance Workshop for PhD & Post-doctoral students, London
  • The World Labor Conference 2018, IZA Berlin
  • Young Swiss Economist Meeting (YSEM) 2018, ETH Zurich


  • (2x) Internal Applied Micro Seminar, University of Zurich
  • ATHEA, Vienna


  • Internal Applied Micro Seminar, University of Zurich
  • Zurich Workshop on Economics, Murg (CH)
  • New Frontiers in Human Capital, NHH Bergen


  • 2015 Economic Growth (undergraduate), Teaching Assistant, University of Zurich
  • 2014 Macroeconomics I (undergraduate), Tutorial, University of Zurich
  • 2011 Microeconomics II (undergraduate), Tutorial, University of Zurich
  • 2011 Economy of Switzerland Part I (undergraduate), Tutorial, University of Zurich
  • Thesis supervision: Master (3), Bachelor (10)