Present function: Head of the Research Unit Economic and Social Sciences at the Swiss Research Institute WSL (http://www.wsl.ch/fe/wisoz/index_EN); Teaching in Ecological Economics at University of Zurich and ETH Zurich.
Maîtrise ès Science Economiques at Paris I, Licence ès Science Economiques at Aix-en-Provence, pre-degree studies in Munich. PhD at University of St. Gall, Switzerland. Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich.
Presently working on the following topics: Economics of land use and settlement dynamics; nature conservation and biodiversity; collective financing of renewable energies; post-growth society; author and co-editor (together with Angelika Zahrnt) of “Postwachstumsgesellschaft. Konzepte für die Zukunft” (Post-growth society. Concepts for the future), Metropolis, Marburg 2010, and of «Tätigsein in der Postwachstumsgesellschaft» (Meaningful activities in the post-growth society), Metropolis Marburg 2019 (English translation in 2021)