I am a Post-Doctoral fellow in the Group on Economics of Institutions led by Florian Scheuer at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

I study the impact of technological change on the economy and implications for policy. I am particularly interested in how technologies such as automation affect the labor market and the distribution of income – and what this implies for the optimal design of redistributive policies.

I obtained my PhD from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and did my graduate studies at the Tinbergen Institute. I also hold a Master’s degree from Utrecht University. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Mannheim.

Department of Economics
University of Zurich
Schönberggasse 1, Room SOF G11
CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 634 22 88‬
Email: uwe [dot] thuemmel [at] uzh [dot] ch

Research Fields

  • Primary: Public Economics
  • Secondary: Labor Economics, Macroeconomics