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International Institute of Public Finance

Monika Bütler

 

Education
Monika BuetlerPhD University of St. Gallen (1997)
Licentiate in Economics, University of St. Gallen (1994)
Diploma in Mathematics/Physics, University Zürich (1989)


Present Positions
Full Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of St. Gallen
Research Fellow, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies), Munich
Research Fellow, Netspar, The Netherlands
Research Affiliate, CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research), London
Since 2009, Head of Department


Past Positions
Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2008)
Full Professor, Université de Lausanne (2001–2004)
Assistant Professor, Université de Lausanne (1999–2001)
Assistant Professor (tenure track), CentER & Department of Economics, Tilburg University, the Netherlands (1997–2001)
Visiting scholar; University of Virginia USA & Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (1996-1997)


Other Activities
Managing Director, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research
Member of Board World Demographic Association Advisor, The World Bank, Washington (2004-2006)
Member, Kommission für Konjunkturfragen/Commission pour les questions conjoncturelles (2000-2004)
Computer Specialist Swissair Airlines (1985-1990)
Research Fellow, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (1984-85)


Selected Publications
"Information Economics" (with Urs Birchler, SNB), Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance, 480 pages, 2007.

"IV—Eine Krankengeschichte" (in German, with Katja Gentinetta, Avenir Suisse), NZZ Verlag, 250 pgs, 2007.

“The Choice Between an Annuity and a Lump-Sum: Results from Swiss Pension Funds” (with Federica Teppa), Journal of Public Economics, 91, pages 1944–1966, November 2007.

“Arbeiten lohnt sich nicht — ein zweites Kind noch weniger. Zum Einfluss einkommensabhängiger Tarife in der Kinderbetreuung”, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 8(1), 1–19, 2007 (lead article).

“Mandated Annuities in Switzerland”, in Developing and Annuity Market in Europe, edited by Elsa Fornero & Elisa Luciano, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2004.

“Tax–Benefit Linkages in Public Pension Systems: A Note”, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 4(3), pages 405–415, 2002.

“The Political Feasibility of Increasing the Retirement Age: Lessons from a Ballot on the Female Retirement Age”, International Tax and Public Finance, 9, pages 349–365, 2002.

“The Political Feasibility of Pension Reforms Options: The Case of Switzerland”, Journal of Public Economics, 75(3), pages 389–416, February 2000.

“The WTO Dispute Settlement System: A First Assessment from an Economic Perspective” (with Heinz Hauser, University of St. Gallen), Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 16(2), pages 503–533, October 2000. Reprinted in: International Institutions in the New Global Economy, Lisa L. Martin editor, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2005; The WTO and International Trade Law / Dispute Settlement, Petros C. Mavroidis & Alan O. Sykes editors, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2005.

“Neoclassical Life–Cycle Consumption: A Textbook Example”, Economic Theory, 17(1), pages 209–221, January 2001.

“Anticipation Effects of Looming Public Pension Reforms”, Carnegie Rochester Series on Public Policy, 50(0), pages 119–159, 1999.

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