CV

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Since 8/2015   Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Lausanne 


2012-2015       Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Lausanne

 

2009-2012       Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Zurich

 

2007-2009       Lecturer of Economics, Department of Economics, University of York

 

 

OTHER POSITIONS:

 

Since 2013      Associate Editor, Journal of the European Economic Association

 

Since 2011      Member of the Editorial Board, Geopolitics, History, and International Relations


Since 2015      Research Fellow, CEPR

 

Since 2015      Research Fellow, CESifo


Since 2007      Research Associate, OxCarre, Department of Economics, University of Oxford


Since 2008      Research Affiliate, HiCN, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex


Since 2008      Network Member, ESOP, Department of Economics, University of Oslo


Since 2008      Faculty Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Microeconomics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

 

Since 2012      Permanent Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Zurich


Since 2017      Research Fellow, Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University 

 

Since 2014      Member of the Swiss Board, Swiss Economists Abroad

  

 

EDUCATION:

 

2008    PhD in Economics, University of Cambridge

 

2004    MPhil in International Economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI), Geneva

 

2003    BSc and MSc in Politics/Economics, University of Geneva

 

HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:


2016    HEC Best Teacher Award (for my teaching in the Master Program in Economics)   


2016    European Research Council (ERC) starting grant on "Policies for Peace" (Duration of 5 years, Euros 1'013'720)


2015    SNIS International Geneva Award 2014 (for outstanding research relevant to International Organisations)


2013     Swiss National Science Fundation (SNF) Research Grant on “The Economics of Ethnic Conflict” (Duration of 3 years, CHF 165’600)


2013    KfW Development Bank Excellence Award for Policy Relevant Development Research

 

2013    Special Refereeing Award, Journal of the European Economic Association

 

2008    International Collaborative Research Grant, Worldwide Universities Network (joint with Erik Gartzke, UC San Diego)

 

2006    Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland

 

2006    Stuart Bremer Travel Award for the best paper of a young researcher, Jan Tinbergen Peace Science Conference 2006, Amsterdam

 

2004    Overseas Student Bursary, Cambridge Overseas Trust, Cambridge

 

2004    Trinity Hall Research Bursary, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

 

2004    Research grant of the Cogito Foundation, Switzerland

 

2004    Scholarship of the Progress Foundation, Switzerland

 

2004    Scholarship of the Swiss Studies Foundation, Switzerland

 

2004    Luca d'Agliano Award, Churchill College, Cambridge

 

2004    Scholarship of the Janggen-Pöhn Foundation, Switzerland

 

2004    Scholarship of the HBM Foundation, Switzerland

 

2004    Prize of the Political Science Department (University of Geneva) as best student of my cohort in the field of "International Relations"

 

2000    Fellowship for Outstanding Performance, Swiss Studies Foundation