Education:

Economic studies at the London School of Economics (1995) and Yale University (1997) on a German National Merit Foundation scholarship; PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in a part-time study program (2002).

Professional experience:

Economist at the Brussels office of the World Bank (1997-2006) in varying roles covering the North Africa, Middle East and Western Balkan regions (areas of focus: regulation of network industries, transport and logistics systems, non-tariff trade barriers, regional integration). Work as freelance consultant: author of a cluster-based locational study for Berlin-Brandenburg, collaborated on studies on Ukraine and Jordan and a yearbook on German foundations (2004-2005). European Commission internship in external trade policy (1996-97).

Daniel’s areas of focus so far at Avenir Suisse are as follows: the situation of the Swiss middle class, migration, country competition, regional development planning, reforms to federalism and economic development in mountain areas.

Publications:

Schweizer Stiftungswesen im Aufbruch,

2014

Ideen für die Schweiz, 2013

Der strapazierte Mittelstand, 2012

Magnet Schweiz, 2011

Kantonsmonitoring: Raumplanung zwischen Vorgabe und Vollzug, 2010 (zusammen mit Lukas Rühli)

Nationale Infrastruktur im föderalen Geflecht, 2009

Die neue Zuwanderung, 2008 (Hrsg.)