I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of St. Gallen

On sabbatical leave at Vanderbilt University in the spring term 2024.

I am also Co-Editor of the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics.

Research Interests

Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Antitrust Law and Economics, Regulation, Economic Policy.

Recent Working Paper

Circular Business Models: Product Design and Consumer Participation,
with Rachel Chen and Daniel Halbheer. R&R Marketing Science.

Selected Publications

IssuesCarbon Footprinting and Pricing Under Climate Concerns, with Marco Bertini, Daniel Halbheer and Donald R. Lehmann, Journal of Marketing, 2022, 86(2), 186-201.
* Winner of the Rigor & Relevance Research Award 2021, Swiss Academy of Marketing Science.

Journal of Economic Behavior & OrganizationExplaining Escalating Prices and Fines: A Unified Approach, with Nicolas Eschenbaum, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 171, 2020, 153-164.

Payment Evasion, with Daniel Halbheer and Michael Lechner, Journal of Industrial Economics, 65(4), 2017, 804-832.

Making Sense of Nonbinding Retail-Price Recommendations, with Dennis L. Gärtner, American Economic Review 103(1), 2013, 335-359.The American Economic Review