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 the importance of trust and motivation on the demand, supply, and regulatory sides of public services.
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 a wide range of factors that are crucial for public services, including service quality, regulation, and government capture.
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