About me

I am currently a Postdoc at the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (previously 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


  • Workshop Gais, SEW HSG


  • 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


  • 2022 Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung (undergraduate), Teaching Assistant, University of St. Gallen
  • 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 (4), Bachelor (10)