I am currently employed as labor market specialist at KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich. I also work as a lecturer at ETH and the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. 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.

NEWS: I am very happy and honoured that my dissertation was awarded the SIAF Award 2017.

My research interests are labor economics, migration, and empirical macroeconomics. A recurrent topic is the factors and policies that shape firms' demand for workers. Examples include 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 practical 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.

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.