Master in Economics at University of Zurich (1991); PhD Thesis at the Institute of Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich (Prof. Heidi Schelbert and Prof. Mark Hauser) on “Specific Human Capital and the Stability of Work Relations” (1996).

Professional Experience:

Deputy CEO and Head Private Banking & Asset Management, Swiss Banking Association (2016); Deputy CEO and Head Financial Markets International, Swiss Banking Association (2011 – 2015); Economic Policy Advisor to Federal Councilor and subsequently President Doris Leuthard, Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2007 – 2011); Member of Management, Swiss National Bank in Zurich, International Monetary Relations (2006 – 2007); Senior Advisor to Swiss Executive Director Fritz Zurbrugg, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., USA (2004 – 2006); Several positions at the Swiss National Bank in Zurich and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., USA (1996 – 2004); Research Assistant and subsequently Scientific Employee, Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich (1992 – 1995); Research Assistant, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich (1989 – 1992).