Education:

Economic studies at the University of Zurich, specialising in business and politics (2007), thesis on competition and innovation; Undergraduate studies of geography at the University of Zurich (2002).

Professional experience:

Research assistant at Avenir Suisse (2008-2010); Internship in Asset Management at Bank Vontobel (2008); Research assistant at the Chair for Public Finance and Macroeconomics under Prof Falkinger (2006); Various tutorships in micro- and macroeconomics at the University of Zurich (2004-2007); Member of a proofreading team at a media monitoring agency (2002-2004).

Lukas’s main areas of interest at Avenir Suisse include political institutions (federalism, communal structures, financial equalization, direct democracy), the welfare state and data visualization.