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Florian is a simulation model developer, programmer, trainer and facilitator of collective intelligence workshops. As head of the scientific foundation of CORESO's applied research projects, he strengthens the synergies and bridges the gap between the academic world and the company's business operations.
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Florian has extensive teaching and modelling experience over 13 years. He specialises in complex systems, quantitative analysis, applied econometrics and computational modelling of various social phenomena. His main research topics are behavioural economics, health economics and development economics.
Since 2021, he is part of the dedicated expert group to equal-pay controls carried out by the State of Vaud in Switzerland. As of 2022, he has joined the pool of equal-pay experts at the Swiss national level.
Previously, he was lecturer and director of the simulation unit (USim) at the National Public Policy Laboratory (LNPP) in Mexico, where he collaborated in the application of the systems approach to employment inequality issues. He was also visiting professor at the Department of Economics of the Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico.
Before joining CIDE, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Geneva and as a researcher at the Swiss Leading House in Economics of Education at the Institute of Applied Economics (ILEA) in Geneva. He has also worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on its annual regional human development report for Latin America.
Florian has published more than 10 articles and research chapters in international journals and has edited books, including:
The effect of cash transfer programs on educational mobility., PLoS ONE 13(10): e0205957, 2018.
How do governments determine policy priorities? Studying development strategies through spillover networks. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 154, pp. 335-361, Together with Gonzalo Castañeda and Omar Guerrero.
On the Role of Agent-based Modeling in the Theory of Development Economics, Review of Development Economics, 21(3), pp. 713-730, 2017.
Estimating Capabilities with Structural Equation Models: How Well are We Doing in a 'Real' World?, Social Indicators Research, 129(2), pp 717-737, 2016. Together with Jaya Krishnakumar.
Measuring Inequality of Opportunity with Latent Variables, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 16(1), pp. 106-121, 2015.
For a full list of publications and research articles, refer to Florian's page on Google Scholar
Since 2020, he has become an affiliated researcher to the LNPP and the Centre for Research and Economic Intelligence (CIIE) of the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP).