Dr. Florian Wendelspiess Chávez Juárez

Co-founder & Managing Director


Areas of expertise

  • Computational modelling (agent-based models, microsimulation)
  • Econometrics and statistics
  • Health-, development-, and behavioural economics


Knowledge sharing and collaboration among stakeholders across disciplines and domains is essential to find successful policies to solve complex problems at every step.

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.

A native of 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, Florian is member of the expert group dedicated to equal-pay controls carried out in Switzerland at national level.

During the 2023 academic year at the University of Geneva, Florian was a lecturer in econometrics in the Faculty of Economics and Management.

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:

For a full list of publications and research articles, refer to Florian's page on Google Scholar

Since 2020, he has been an affiliated researcher at the Centre for research and economic intelligence (CIIE) of the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) and, since 2023, he has been an associate researcher at Fundación NovaGob.