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. My primary research interests lie at the intersection of Development Economics, Economic History, and Political Economy. I seek to better understand contemporary economic outcomes by taking an evolutionary perspective and how development policy can be optimally designed given the local context – e.g., social structures and cultures. I have specialized in innovative empirical methods – including machine learning and natural language processing.
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