Conferences Organization

Since 2014: Conference Day on the Governance of Public Organizations

Since 2014, I co-organize on a regular basis the Conference Day on the Governance of Public Organizations. This conference features prominent speakers from the Academia, politics, public administration and private firms to shed light on the challenges faced by public organizations.

2017 : Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics

Member of the Organizing Committee
Chair of the Program Committee

The special theme of the 2017 Congress was “Economists and Policy Making“. The profession of economics is facing criticism and discontent after recent failures to predict and prevent financial crises and given the seeming incapacity of economic policies to revive stagnant economies and boost middle-class incomes. In part this criticism reflects the considerable influence wielded by economists working for government agencies, central banks or academic institutions and providing advice to policy makers. This raises some urgent questions. What should be the place and role of economists in our societies? Are there differences among countries and for what reasons? How do economists interact with policy makers? How influential are economists really? How should good economists deal with bad politics, and vice versa?

Keynote speakers : Marion Fourcade (Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley), James Robinson (Professor of Economics, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago), Aymo Brunetti (Professor of Economics , University of Bern)

2014 : Doctoral / Post-Doctoral Conference: Reforming Public Service Delivery

Main organizer
Chair of the Program Committee

Keynote speakers : Eduardo Engel (University of Chile and Yale University), Mario Jametti (University of Lugano and CESifo), Stéphane Saussier (IAE – University of Paris 1)