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. 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. 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 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. I have been listed among the 25 most influential economists in Switzerland in the NZZ Ă–konomenranking.

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.