Education:

“Course de Civilisation” at the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris (1991); Economic studies at the University of Zurich (1996); Dissertation entitled “International Environmental Agreements: Much Ado About Nothing?” at the University of Zurich (2002).

Professional experience:

Consultant at Swiss Economics (since 2016); Chief economist and member of the extended management board at the secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission in Bern (2006-2012); Scientific officer at the secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission in Bern (2003-2005); Assistant at the Centre for Economic Research/Environmental Economics at ETH Zurich (1998-2002).

External contributions:

  • “Zinsregulierungen taugen kaum zur Schuldenprävention.” Ökonomenstimme, 2016 (with Martin Brown)
  • “Subsidiarity Wherever Possible, Solidarity Where Needed.” The Future of European Integration: A Reform Call, 2014 (with Alois Bischofberger and Rudolf Walser)
  • “Screening for Bid Rigging – Does it Work?”, Working Paper, 2014 (with David Imhof and Yavuz Karagök)
  • “Zu laxe Meldepflicht für kleine Fusionen?” Ökonomenstimme, 2014
  • “Towards Optimal Merger Notification Regimes: Evidence from Switzerland.” Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, 2(2), 2014 (with Yavuz Karagök)
  • “Der Mythos der kleinen Schweiz.” Ökonomenstimme, 2014
  • “Wachstum – ein natürliches Phänomen.” Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter, 3, 2013 (with Gerhard Schwarz)
  • “Applying the Theory of Small Economies and Competition Policy: The Case of Switzerland.” Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade (in press, DOI: 10.1007/s10842-011-0113-6), 2011
  • “Interchange Fees as a Mechanism to Raise Rivals’ Costs – Some Evidence from Switzerland.” Swiss Journal for Economics and Statistics, 146(2), 2010
  • “Zusammenschlusskontrolle: Überprüfung der Notwendigkeit einer Revision”, Evaluationsgruppe Kartellgesetz, Bern (with Daniel Halbheer and Simon Wey), 2008
  • “Studien zu Einzelbestimmungen: Einfuhrbeschränkungen, geistiges Eigentum und vertikale Vereinbarungen”, Bern (with Frank Stüssi, Beat Zirlick, Eva Tresch, Christoph Tagmann and Sven Michal), 2008
  • “International Environmental Agreements: Much Ado About Nothing?” Shaker Publishers, Aachen, 2002
  • “Minimum Participation Rules and the Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.” Working Paper Series, Centre for Economic Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 2001
  • “International Environmental Negotiations: Does Coalition Size Matter?” Working Paper Series, Centre for Economic Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (with Thomas Borek), 2000
  • “Aussenhandel und Nationale Umweltpolitik – Kommt es zu einem Wettlauf nach unten?” In: Dujm, B. (ed.), Handel und Entwicklung, Berlin (with Stefan Saladin and Renate Schubert), 1999