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This paper studies how the COVID-19 pandemic affected firms’ investment decisions. Combining a survey of Swiss firms with a …

Inflation expectations are of fundamental importance for the conduct of monetary policy. This thesis examines to what extend inflation …

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Swiss economy recovering; coronavirus continues to set the tone.

Coronavirus crisis: many firms short of money for investment.

New basket weighting: How the Coronavirus crisis is changing inflation measurement.

Zweite Welle lastet auf dem Arbeitsmarkt.

Fragile Konjunkturerholung.

Companies revise investment plans significantly during lockdown.

Wirtschaft hat Talsohle durchschritten - Nachwirkungen der Corona-Krise bleiben noch länger zu spüren.

Companies plan to invest more in environmental protection.

Im Bann des Coronavirus. Rezession in Europa und der Schweiz wahrscheinlich.

Abschwung der Weltwirtschaft dämpft Schweizer Konjunktur.



PhD candidate in Economics

ETH Zurich

2019 – Present

Tools for Macroeconomists: The Essentials & Advanced Tools

London School of Economics and Political Science

2019 – 2019
Numerical methods for analysing and estimating macroeconomic models (DSGE models, models with heterogeneous agents, continuous-time models)

Master of Science (MSc) in International and Monetary Economics

University of Basel, University of Bern

2017 – 2015
Grade: summa cum laude
Thesis: Expectation Formation and Monetary Policy in an Agent-Based Model (with distinction)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics and Philosophy

University of Basel

2012 – 2014
Grade: summa cum laude (Philosophy) and insigni cum laude (Mathematics)
Thesis: Deduction between Moral Law and Freedom. On Immanuel Kant’s Attempt of a Moral Foundation in his Critique of Practical Reason (in German)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Basel

2011 – 2011

Advanced proficiency certificate in Latin

University of Basel

2011 – 2012
Grade: 6.0 / 6.0

High School

Gymnasium Oberwil BL

2007 – 2010
Major in Economics and Law
Grade: 5.8 / 6.0 (with multiple distinctions)

Professional experience



European Central Bank, Directorate General Research

Sep 2020 – Present Zurich


ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute

Jul 2019 – Present Zurich


Swiss National Bank, Inflation Forecasting

May 2018 – Apr 2019 Zurich

Research Assistant

University of Basel, Computational Economics and Finance

Sep 2017 – Apr 2018 Basel

Online Merchandise Manager

Manor AG

Jan 2015 – Apr 2017 Basel

Teaching Assistant

University of Basel, Practical Philosophy

Aug 2014 – Jan 2015 Basel

Working Student

Manor AG

Apr 2012 – Dec 2014 Basel

Academic awards & grants

Research grant

Research grant to study the impact of low interest rates on firms’ investment activity (130 000 CHF)

Award for the best Master’s thesis 2017/2018

Winner of the 2014 essay competition

The dignity of embryos. On the moral status of prenatal life and the social significance of the discussion about its recognition

Basler Maturandenpreis der Novartis

Novartis has been awarding the Basler Maturandenpreis since 1969 to one graduate student per school and year for his or her outstanding academic performance, excellent social skills and exceptional commitment during his or her time at school.

Maturandenpreis Basel-Landschaft