Welcome to my webpage!
I am an Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure) at the University of Lausanne.
My research interests lie in better understanding how to effectively deliver public services to populations.
One stream of my research focuses on the importance of the historical and cultural context for public services, in developed and developing countries. In particular, I have studied how historical shocks can impact on the (contemporaneous) demand side, through factors such as cultural norms, beliefs and values. I have also studied the importance of identity for public sector’s workers.
Another stream of my research examines public service delivery issues in a given contemporary context. In particular, I have investigated the effects of for-profit provision on regulation and contractual design.
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