Michael Siegenthaler is labor market specialist and head of the labor market section at KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich. He is also an affiliate of the Immigration Policy Lab at ETH.

He received a PhD from ETH Zurich (Dr. sc. ETH), a Master of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Bern. His research interests are labor economics, migration, and empirical macroeconomics. A recurrent topic is the factors and policies that shape firms' demand for workers. For instance, he studied the effects of minimum wages, immigration restrictions, short-time work, and exchange rates on labor demand. His work has been published in leading journals in Economics and Science, including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, Nature, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His position has a strong policy focus and entails policy advising, forecasting, and media work.

Michael Siegenthaler joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2021.