Current Position


Senior Researcher @ VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, Finland


Ph.D. in Economics (2011-2016)

Université de Fribourg (Switzerland) and Université d'Avignon (France)
Supervisors: Thierry Madiès (Fribourg) and Pierre-Henri Morand (Avigon)
Defence Jury:
Philippe De Donder (Toulouse School of Economics)
Nicolas Gravel (Aix-Marseille School of Economics)
Martin Huber (University of Fribourg)
Marko Köthenbürger (ETH Zurich)
Sonia Paty (GATE-LSE, University of Lyon-2)
Enrico Spolaore (Tufts University)

M.Sc. Economics (2008–2009)

London School of Economics (United Kingdom)
Thesis title: “The Economics of Secession and Regional Cultural Differences”

B.Sc.Soc. Economics (2004–2008)

University of Ottawa (Canada)
with Minor in Mathematics

Past Positions


Teaching and Research Assistant @ University of Fribourg, Switzerland (September 2011-October 2016)
Visiting PhD Student @ Toulouse School of Economics, France (November 2015-February 2016)
Visiting PhD Student @ IQSS, Harvard University, USA (March-April 2015)
Visiting Researcher @ VATT, Helsinki, Finland (October 2014)
Visiting PhD Student @ Greqam, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France (January 2014)
Visiting PhD Student @ University of Ottawa, Canada (September 2013)


Economist @ Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Ottawa, Canada


Economist (part-time) @ Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), Ottawa, Canada

Teaching Experience


Teaching Assistant for Thierry Madiès (Tutorial Teaching, Exam Supervision, Thesis Supervision):
International Trade (undergraduate), International Finance (undergraduate), Advanced Topics in Public Finance (graduate), Regional Economics and New Economic Geography (graduate), European Integration (graduate).

Professional Service

Referee: Public Choice, Spring Meeting of Young Economists
Administrative: Department Committee (PhD Students Delegate, Uni. Fribourg, 2014-2015), Continuing Education Fund for Young Researchers (Faculty Representant, Uni. Fribourg, 2014-2015)


French: Mother tongue
English: Fluent (Academic level)
German: Beginner
Finnish: Beginner

Computer Skills

Mathematical Software: Stata, Mathematica, Matlab (beginner), ArcGIS (Beginner)
Other: LaTeX, HTML