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Appointment: Timo Boppart

Professor Timo Boppart has been full professor for international economics at the University of St.Gallen since 1 August 2020.

1 August 2020. Professor Timo Boppart was born on 1 March 1983 and holds Swiss and Swedish citizenship.

Professor Timo Boppart completed his master's degree course in economics at the University of Zurich. He then likewise began his Ph.D. studies at the University of Zurich and obtained his degree summa cum laude in 2012. The title of his doctoral thesis was “Challenges in Dynamic Macroeconomics”. In 2013, Professor Timo Boppart was appointed assistant professor at IIES - Institute for International Economic Studies at the University of Stockholm. He became an associate professor at the same university in 2019.

Research focus macroeconomics and international economics

Professor Timo Boppart's research focus is on the fields of macroeconomics, international economics, distribution and growth. His research has been published in leading specialist journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and Econometrica. He won the Myrdalspriset (with Per Krusell) in 2018 for his research and as young researcher the SSES Young Economist Award in 2013. He is regularly successful in raising large amounts of external funds, for example, for his current research projects on 'Inequality in leisure across gender and income groups over time: Evidence from individual RUT subsidy data and The Swedish Manufacturing Census: Digitization and Public Access.'  Timo Boppart has been affiliated with the CEPR - Centre for Economic Policy Research since 2015 and since 2020 has been on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies.

Teaching experience at all levels

Despite his research orientation, Professor Timo Boppart has wide teaching experience at all levels. In Stockholm, he currently offers methodical courses, primarily for doctoral students, and supervises their research projects. At the University of St.Gallen, he will offer specialised courses primarily for master's and doctoral students, due to the heavy focus on research in the Global Center. At the bachelor level, he will give a course on climate change and growth at the international level.

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