I am currently employed as labor market specialist and head of the labor market section at KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich. I received a PhD from ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. ETH), a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Bern. My dissertation was awarded the SIAF Award 2017. Here is my google scholar profile.


My research interests are labor economics, migration, and empirical macroeconomics. A recurrent topic is the factors and policies that shape firms' demand for workers. Using innovative data sources and rigorous empirical methods, I have, for instance, studied the effects of minimum wages, immigration restrictions, short-time work, and exchange rates on labor demand. My position as labor market specialist has a strong policy focus, and entails policy advising, forecasting, and media work. You can find videos of some of my appearances in the national TV  here, here, and here. I have been listed among the 25 most influential economists in Switzerland in the NZZ Ökonomenranking.

NEWS: New report on the situation of self-employed/firm owners in Switzerland during the lockdown (in German, with French Summary).

Contact

KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Leonhardstrasse 21
LEE G301
8092 Zurich
Switzerland
siegenthaler@kof.ethz.ch
Tel. +41 44 633 93 67
Here is my personal KOF Webpage.