Public Economics

Büro / Office 4.40

Léo Picard
Assistent / Doktorand
Léo Picard
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ
Öffentliche Finanzen

Assistent / Doktorand

Peter Merian-Weg 6
4052 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 23 95

Current position

I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to starting my doctorate, I completed an internship at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and worked as a scientific assistant at ETH Zurich.

Fields of interest

  • Public and environmental economics
  • Political economy
  • Text analysis


  • Pinna, M., Picard, L., & Goessmann, C. (2022). Cable news and COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-7.

Working papers

  • "Political Metaphors in U.S. Governor Speeches", with Dominik Stammbach.

Work in progress

  • "Carbon Abatement Costs in German Manufacturing", with Beat Hintermann, Maja Zarkovic and Corrado Di Maria.
  • "The Effect of Climate Policy on Productivity and Cost Pass-through in the German Manufacturing Sector", with Beat Hintermann, Maja Zarkovic, Corrado Di Maria and Ulrich J. Wagner.


  • 2019: M.Sc. in Economics, University of Lausanne (HEC), Switzerland
  • 2018: Exchange semester at the University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2017: B.Sc. in Economics, University of Lausanne (HEC), Switzerland