Dr. Caroline Chuard-Keller, Scientific Project Manager


Studies in economics at the University of Zurich (2009-2019), the Humboldt University Berlin (2011), and the London School of Economics (2018)


  • Dr. oec. (2019) (PhD in Economics)
  • M.Sc. in Economics (2016

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(Tab) Education

  • 2014-2019: PhD Thesis in applied health economics at the University of Zurich with a research stay at the London School of Economics
  • 2014-2015: Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics, Econometrics, Study Center Gerzensee
  • 2013-2014: Master’s in economics at the University of Zurich
  • 2009-2012: Bachelor’s in economics at the University of Zurich with a semester abroad at the Humboldt University Berlin

(Tab) Career

  • Since 2023: Scientific Project Manager at the CSS Institute for Empirical Health Economics
  • 2021-2023: Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Center for Disability and Integration and at the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research at the University of St. Gallen
  • 2020-2021: Strategic Support Manager Real Estate, Swiss Life Asset Managers
  • 2013-2019: Research Fellow at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich, the UBS Center of Economics in Society, and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

(Tab) Selected Publications

  • Chuard, Caroline (2023). Negative effects of long parental leave on maternal health: Evidence from a substantial policy change in Austria. Journal of Health Economics, 88, 102726.
  • Chuard, Caroline and Patrick Chuard‐Keller (2021). Baby bonus in Switzerland: Effects on fertility, newborn health, and birth‐scheduling. Health Economics, 30(9), 2092-2123.
  • Chuard, Caroline (2020). Womb at work: The missing impact of maternal employment on newborn health. Journal of Health Economics, 73, 102342.