Aurélien Sallin

Aurélien Sallin

PhD Candidate

University of St. Gallen


I am a PhD candidate in Economics (specialization in Econometrics) at the Graduate Programme in Economics and Finance (GPEF) of the University of St. Gallen. My supervisor is Beatrix Eugster.

My research lies at the intersection of labor and education economics, health economics, and applied causal machine learning, with the aim of thorough policy evaluation and meaningful policy recommendation. In my thesis, I investigate the situation of students from minority groups (such as gifted students or students with special needs) in inclusive educational settings.

In addition to my research in Economics, I am a philosopher and trained Logic-based therapist with the NPCA. I am engaged in working on problems of climate grief and “climate-friendly” virtues. When not coding or writing, you’ll find me running or biking, cooking, baking sourdough bread, or collaborating on the Intergifted project with my wife Jennifer.

I am looking forward to meeting you at the European Job Market 2021!

  • Applied Labor, Education, and Health Economics
  • (Causal) Machine Learning
  • Computational Text Analysis
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Microeconometrics

Publications and Research

(2021). High-Ability Influencers? The Heterogeneous Effects of Gifted Classmates. Journal of Human Resources.

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(2021). High-dimensional Peer Effects. Work in progress.


(2021). Pill mills and the case of Florida. Work in progress.