I am an economist studying labor markets, immigration and crime. I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the KOF Economic Institute and at the Immigration Policy Lab, both at ETH Zurich. I have a PhD from the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.
I am co-founder of Policy Analytics whose mission is to support organizations using rigorous evidence to design social programs, policies, services, or interventions that enable their clients to make better decisions for themselves and society.
Most of my work uses field experiments, surveys, natural experiments and large data sets. To evaluate, learn and improve the impact of policies and social programs, I am collaborating with and suppport decision makers in foundations, and in the public and private sector.
Recent work studies how removing immigration restrictions for EU citizens affected native workers in Switzerland and how the digital revolution shapes the skills immigrants bring to destination countries.
You can find my CV here.
I’m passionate about finding synergies and collaborating with NGOs, public and private sector organizations and research institutions to advance our understanding of human behavior allowing us to design, test, improve and scale social programs, policies and interventions that ultimately allow people and communities to thrive. Here are some organizations I have been working with:
We collaborated with the prosecutorial office in St. Gallen to learn about the importance of economizing hearings in the penal process.
The Office for the Execution of Penal Sentences and Justice executes prison sentences ordered by court, operates remand in custody pending trial and supports the re-integration of delinquents.
The Outpatient Clinic for Victims of Torture and War offers psychiatric-psychotherapeutic clarification and treatment to severely traumatised people with a refugee background.
The Access to Justice Lab creates and shares the rigorous evidence needed to expand the access to civil justice in U.S. and to improve fairness, dignity and respect in the criminal justice system.
The Immigration Policy Lab evaluates and design policies surrounding the integration of immigrants and refugees worldwide.