Philine Widmer


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About me

My research covers topics related to the media, algorithms, and their relation to political and market institutions. Methodologically, I specialize in developing new approaches to quantify politically and economically relevant concepts from unstructured data such as text.

In January 2023, I joined ETH Zurich as a Post-Doctoral researcher, working at the Center for Law & Economics with Elliott Ash. I completed my Ph.D. in Economics at the University of St.Gallen (summa cum laude, 2023), supervised by Roland Hodler. I visited the Paris School of Economics in 2021/2022, hosted by Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. In 2019, I visited ETH Zurich, hosted by Elliott Ash.

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Call for Papers: Monash-Warwick-Zurich Text-As-Data Workshop on April 15th-16th, 2024 (online)

I am co-organizing the 7th edition of the Monash-Warwick-Zurich Text-As-Data Workshop, together with Elliott Ash and Sascha O. Becker.

We welcome submissions from all institutions and all fields in social science and data science using text, audio, images, or other unstructured data. You can submit full papers and extended abstracts. Please submit here until February 23rd.



Working Papers

Work in Progress


Own Courses

Teaching Assistance (University of St.Gallen)