University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Lausanne
Labor market policy, family policy, and social economics
PhD Economics, University of Zurich, 2001
"How does pension eligibility affect labor supply in couples?" Labor Economics 46 (2017): 177–188 (with P. Parrotta).
"Market externalities from large unemployment insurance benefit extension programs." American Economic Review 105:12 (2015): 3564–3596 (with C. Landais and J. Zweimüller).
"How effective are unemployment benefit sanctions? Looking beyond unemployment exit." Journal of Applied Econometrics 28:7 (2013): 1153–1178 (with P. Arni and J. van Ours).
"Equilibrium unemployment and the duration of unemployment benefits." Journal of Population Economics 24:4 (2012): 1385–1409 (with J. C. van Ours and J. Zweimüller).
"The public health costs of job loss." Journal of Health Economics 28:6 (2009): 1099–1115 (with A. Kuhn and J. Zweimüller).
The Swiss labor market has proven resilient to several recent shocks, with unemployment remaining stable and real wages steadily increasingSwitzerland is a small country with rich cultural and geographic diversity. The Swiss unemployment rate is low, at only about half the OECD average. The rate has remained at that level since the year 2000, despite a massive increase in the foreign labor force, the Great Recession, and a currency appreciation shock, demonstrating the Swiss labor market’s impressive resiliency. However, challenges do exist, particularly related to earnings and employment gaps among foreign and native workers, as well as a narrowing but persistent gender pay gap. Additionally, regional differences in unemployment are significant.MoreLess