Stefan Pichler is a senior researcher at the KOF institute at ETH Zurich. Before coming to ETH Zurich, Stefan completed his doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Finance Economics and Management and earned his PhD in 2013 at the TU Darmstadt. The title of his PhD thesis is “Infectious Diseases and the Economy”.

Stefan Pichler’s research is in the field of applied health and labor economics. In particular, he analyzes the interaction of social security systems with labor markets and population health. Another focus of his work are the economic consequences of diseases.

Stefan was able to publish his papers in the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Health Economics among others.

Stefan Pichler joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2020.