I have been working for the Swiss National Bank, the central bank of Switzerland, since 2003. I am currently Head of 'Inflation Forecasting' - a team of eight Ph.D. economists - developing and running macroeconomic models to forecast inflation. Between 2010 and 2014, I used to be Deputy Head of this division. Between 2009 and 2010, I used to be the Head of 'Supply and Prices' - a team of five Ph.D. economists - in the division Economic Analysis. Between 2003 and 2009, I used to be an Economic Advisor in Research at the Swiss National Bank.
After spending a very stimulating post-doctoral year (2000-2001) at the University of California, Berkeley as a research fellow, I worked for the Swiss think tank Avenir Suisse (2001-2002) and for UBS in the Group Research, Public Policy (2002-2003). I wrote my Ph.D. at the University of Lausanne, DEEP about the identification of monetary shocks for Switzerland, the estimation of reaction functions of the Swiss National Bank, and the interpolation of monthly GDP. During my Ph.D. I worked for the Studienzentrum Gerzensee (SZG) as a teaching and research assistant, mainly for the Central Bankers Courses (1994-2000). I graduated with a degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a master from the SZG.
In my studies, I put the main emphasis on the macro fields of monetary economics, international economics, financial macroeconomics, and foreign policy. Previous to writing my dissertation, I used to work for different banks, Credit Suisse, and Zürcher Kantonalbank, and for the Swiss Government in the Federal Office for Industry, Trade and Labour (former BIGA, now SECO).