Research fellow at the Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape (WSL) and lecturer at the Institute for Political Science, University of Zurich (IPZ)
Institute for Political Science at University of Zürich.
Assistant at the Institute for Political Science at University of St.Gallen
Dissertation at the University of St.Gallen concerning decision anomalies regarding referendums on environmental policies
Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley und San Diego
Scientific collaborator at the Institute for Economics and the Environment at the University of St.Galle
Studied Economics and Ecological Economics at the University of St.Gallen
Collaborating in scientific research projects
What Determines Local Growth Management Regulation and How Does It Relate to Urban Sprawl? A Municipal Level Spatial Econometric Analysis (Project Leader, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation)
SPROIL - Controlling urban sprawl to limit soil consumption (within the NFP68 "Protection of Soil as a Resource", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation).
SWIC - The Swiss Contribution to the Establishment of an International Regime on Biodiversity
SWIC - Swiss contribution to the international regime on Biodiversity
Module “Evaluation of the grazing subsidies” as a part of the integrated research project “AlpFUTUR” on the future of alpine pastures in Switzerland.
Survey on the structure of civil-society organisations in rural Switzerland.
2004-2006 and 2007-2008
Welfare state, political participation and voluntary work in Swiss municipalities.
Decision-making in the Swiss Parliament.
The estimation of ideological positions of politicians and parties
The influence of national decision-making procedures on the international negotiations about the European Constitution.
Voter turnout at referendums.