Ph.D. Economics, Université de Lausanne, 2004.
M.A. Economics, McMaster University, Canada, 1996.
B.A. Economics, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, 1995.
Associate Professor, IdEP, University of Lugano, Switzerland .
CESifo Research Network, Affiliate.
Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging (CEPRA), Fellow.
Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN), Director.
Annals of Actuarial Science, Australian Economic Papers, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy, CESifo Economic Studies, The Geneva Papers, Fiscal Studies, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, Natural Hazards, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Swiss National Science Foundation, Urban Studies.
"Pension Benefit Insurance and Pension Plan Portfolio Choice" (with Thomas Crossley). Review of Economics and Statistics 95(1): 337-341, 2013.
"Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Local Taxes?" (with Marius Brülhart and Kurt Schmidheiny). Economic Journal 122(563): 1069-1093, 2012.
"Risk Selection in Natural Disaster Insurance" (with Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg). Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 166:344-364, 2010.
"Underfunding of Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Benefit Guarantee Insurance – An Overview of Theory and Evidence". Canadian Public Policy 34(s1):39-45, 2008.
"Vertical Versus Horizontal Tax Externalities: An Empirical Test" (with Marius Brülhart). Journal of Public Economics 90(10-11): 2027-2062, 2006.
"Assessing the Efficiency of an Insurance Provider – a Measurement Error Approach" (with Thomas von Ungern-Sternberg). The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (formerly Geneva Papers) 30:15-34, 2005.