Research in Law & Economics, Public Procurement and Antitrust Law
I am attorney-at-law, admitted to practice in Switzerland and New York, and I apply data analytics to answer legal questions. My research focuses on Public Procurement, Antitrust Law, and Law And Economics | DesireeResearch. Keep reading to learn more about my most recent publications and presentations.
FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICIES AGAINST COVID-19 IN THE UNITED STATES
INET, July 2020
As part of the "Law, Finance, and Economics" Group at the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in New York, I have published a Report on the Regulatory, Fiscal and Monetary Policies against the Covid-Crisis in the United States.
NEW MECHANISMS FOR PUBLIC PURCHASING
RadicalxChange Paper, December 2019
This report is part of the RadicalxChange project and describes new radical ways of what and how the government can procure goods and services through auctions and quadratic voting, and how these new mechanisms can improve efficiency and equality in government spending.
Experience & Expertise
RESEARCH FELLOW, YALE LAW SCHOOL
After my LL.M., I am now working as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School, conducting research in law and economics of Swiss and international economic law.
Since May 2022
LECTURER, HAMBURG UNIVERSITY
I am teaching "Competition Law & Economics" in the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) at the University of Hamburg, discussing antitrust cases form the EU and U.S. and employing economic theories and empirical analysis.
Since January 2021
YALE FOX FELLOW, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
In 2021, I was a Yale Fox fellow and conducted research on contract modifications at the Copenhagen Business School, working together with professor Pedro Telles.
January - August 2021
PH.D., UNIVERSITY OF ST. GALLEN
I am writing my doctoral thesis on the "Efficiency of Public Contracting: A Law & Economics Analysis of Swiss Public Procurement Law", sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
SENIOR CONSULTANT, ROLAND BERGER
I was working as a senior consultant at Roland Berger for almost three years, improving performance and efficiency in the public sector, consulting the German Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) during the Syrian refugee crisis.
August 2015 - January 2018
LAW CLERK, SWISS FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
I was a law clerk for Judge Eva Schneeberger at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, Division II on Economic Matters, drafting judgments on public procurement, financial market regulation and antitrust law.
November 2015 - July 2015
JUNIOR ASSOCIATE, HOMBURGER
I worked as a Junior Associate at the Swiss the law firm Homburger in the practice teams "Banking and Finance" (Benedikt Maurenbrecher) and M&A (Dieter Gericke).
September 2013 - November 2014
LL.M., YALE LAW SCHOOL
August 2019 - May 2020
During my LL.M. at Yale Law School (all honours), I have focused on courses and research in law & economics and empirical analysis, and took courses on economic regulation and competition economics at the Yale School of Management.
LL.M. IN CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL LAW, UNIVERSITY OF HONGKONG
During my LL.M. at HKU (which I completed with distinction), I deepened my knowledge in corporate and financial law, including bonds and securities law, international trade law and trade negotiations, and participated in a course with the Hongkong Mediation Chambers.
August 2012 - June 2013
MASTER IN LAW, UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
In my Master in Swiss law (summa cum laude), I focused on business and economic law, including corporate governance, intellectual property and competition law.
August 2011 - June 2012
BACHELOR IN LAW, UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
I have a Bachelor Degree in Law from the University of Zurich (magna cum laude), and did an exchange semester at the University of Geneva.
August 2008 - June 2011
New Protectionism in International Public Procurement
XI GLOBAL REVOLUTION: "FAIR LABOR LAWS IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING"
Nottingham, June 13-14, 2022
My paper on "Cost-Benefit Analysis of Fair Labor Standards in Government Contracting" has been accepted to the XI Global Revolution in Nottingham. My esteemed colleague Steve Schooner was so kind to present on my behalf.
5TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: "PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT WITH BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS"
Lisbon, May 5-6, 2022
At the 5th European Conference on Sustainable and Innovative Public Procurement, I have presented Steven Schooner's and my paper on "Promoting Sustainable Public Procurement with Behavioural Economics" (forthcoming in the European Journal of Public Procurement Markets, 4th Issue.
INTENSIVE DOCTORAL WEEK: PANEL ON "INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO PROMOTE GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT"
Paris, June 14-18, 2021
At the 10th Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) at Sciences Po, I hosted a panel on Green Public Procurement with Prof. Marta Andhov (Copenhagen Law School), Judge Marc Steiner (Swiss Federal Administrative Court), Prof. Carine Staropoli (Paris Schools of Economics), and Prof. Steve Schooner (GW Law School).
SBCA CONFERENCE: "MEASURING WHAT MATTERS IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW"
Washington D.C., March 17, 2021
At the 2021 Annual Conference of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA), I presented my research on how to quantify and monetise ecological and social sustainability in public procurement law.
SBCA CONFERENCE: "LEGAL COMPARISON OF GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE"
Washington, D.C., March 19, 2021
At the 2021 Conference of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) I hosted a panel on new developments in Green Public Procurement across Europe and the United States with Prof. Steve Schooner (GW Law School), Prof. Roberto Caranta (University of Turin) and Judge Marc Steiner (Swiss Federal Administrative Court).