Ulrich Matter

Assistent Wirtschaft und Politik

Büro 4.41
University of Basel
Faculty of Business and Economics
Peter Merian-Weg 6
CH-4002 Basel

+41 (0)61 267 33 03
+41 (0)61 267 33 40

Research Interests

Political and Public Economics, Law and Economics, Empirical Legal Studies, Computational Social Science



Do Lawyer-Legislators Protect Their Business? Evidence from Voting Behavior on Tort Reforms. WWZ Discussion Paper 2013/09, University of Basel, 2013. (with Alois Stutzer) [link]

A Short Introduction to Survival Analysis. 2012. [script]



pvsR: An R package to interact with the Project Vote Smart API for scientific research. R package version 0.1. http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=pvsR (first release: 2013-05-29)




09.2011 – today         PhD studies, University of Basel

09.2009 – 07.2011     Master of Science in Business and Economics, University of Basel

10.2006 – 09.2009     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of
                                Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

08.2005 – 06.2006     Business A Levels/Berufsmaturität,  Handelsschule KV Basel

Summer Schools

07.2010    Barcelona Summer School in International Politics
Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internationals/IBEI, Barcelona

                 -"Development and Democracy in Today's World"
                 (Prof. Carles Boix, Princeton University/IBEI)
                 -"The World Economy and International Politics"
                 (Prof. Helen Milner, Princeton University)

06.2010    Barcelona Labor Economics Sommer School
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Barcelona
                Course: "Incentives in Organizations"
                (Prof. Ghazala Azmat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)


Johann-Jakob Speiser-Scholarship 2012 of the Speiser-Bär Foundation


07.2011–today       Assistant to Prof. Dr. Alois Stutzer, Faculty of Business and
                            Economics, University of Basel, Basel

10.2006–06.2009    Assistant to the Head of Finance and Human Resources (Temporary
                            assignment at different points in time),
Redtoo AG, Reinach

08.2005–10.2006    Assistant to the Head of Finance and Human Resources,
                            Redtoo AG, Reinach

08.2003–05.2005    Apprentice Supervisor, MST Consulting GmbH, Basel

08.2000–07.2003    Commercial Clerk (Apprenticeship), WF Werba Fair AG and
                             CM Verlag AG, Basel


Aktuelle Publikationen

Matter, Ulrich und Alois Stutzer. 2013. ”Do Lawyer-Legislators Protect Their Business? Evidence from Voting Behavior on Tort Reforms”.
(Abstract / Download)

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Letzte Änderung: 14.06.2013

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