I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW) at the University of St. Gallen. Furthermore, I'm a Research Affiliate at the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) at the University of Exeter and at the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) at the University of Oxford.
My research focuses on solutions to environmental problems in a globalized world. As such, my work incorporates insights from international trade into environmental economics. Moreover, I study how to sustainably manage fisheries and communal forests. I am a co-investigator in the multi-million UKRI-funded NetZeroPlus project. NetZeroPlus investigates how planting of woodlands can best support the UK Government’s commitment to achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
My work combines economic theory with empirical data analysis using micro-econometric methods, randomized control trials and lab experiments.