I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. I hold a PhD in economics from the University of Zurich and have specialized in Development, Economic History, and Political Economy.
My research focuses on answering three broad questions: (1) What are the processes that underlie culture and social change? (2) How do social and cultural factors drive cooperation, innovation, and long-run economic growth? (3) How can the answers to these questions be used to tackle some of the challenges we face in public policy? To answer these questions, I integrate insights from cultural evolution and social psychology into economics and use innovative empirical and data science methods.
I am currently on the job market and available for interviews at or after the (virtual) 2020 EEA meetings and the 2021 ASSA meetings.
Ph.D. in Economics, 2020
University of Zurich
MSc in Economics, 2013
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
BAs in International Affairs and Business, 2012
University of St. Gallen
Programming Practices for Research in Economics, 2nd year PhD Course.
Program Evaluation and Causal Inference, graduate, 2016 & 2017
Development Economics, undergraduate, 2015