Dr. Stefan Legge


Appointments, Education, Awards

Current Appointments

since 2022: University of St.Gallen, ILE Institute (former IFF), Vice Director and Head of Tax & Trade Policy

since 2016: University of St.Gallen, Lecturer in Economics

since 2016: World Economic Forum, Fellow of the Global Future Councils

since 2017: Sino-Swiss Competence Center, Member of the Research Team


2016 University of St.Gallen, Ph.D. in Economics and Finance (summa cum laude)

2011 University of St.Gallen, M.A. in Economics

2009 University of Mannheim, B.Sc. in Economics

Research Visits

2015 – 2016 Princeton University, Visiting Scholar

2014 – 2015 University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Scholar

2010 University of California, San Diego, Visiting Student

Former Employment


2016 – 2022 SIAW Institute, University of St.Gallen, Project Leader

2011 – 2016 SIAW Institute, University of St.Gallen, Research and Teaching Assistant

2009 – 2010 SEW Institute, Univeristy of St.Gallen, Research Assistant

2007 – 2009 University of Mannheim, Student Assistant


2009 BMW AG, Munich, Six-month Internship in Global Customer Satisfaction Management

2008 ALDI Süd, Frankfurt, Compact Internship in Management

Awards & Scholarships

2024 Teaching Award, University of St.Gallen

2023 Lecturer of the Year Award, St. Gallen MBA Program

2017 Young Economist Speaker, Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting

2016 Fellowship for the Global Future Council, World Economic Forum

2016 Prize for the Best Dissertation in Economics, University of St.Gallen

2016 Presentation Grant, Verein für Socialpolitik

2014 Young Economist Award for the Best Paper, Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics

2014 Presentation Grant, Verein für Socialpolitik

2014 Scholarship for UC Berkeley, Swiss National Science Foundation

2013 Best Paper Prize, Warsaw International Economic Meeting

2013 Presentation Grant, Verein für Socialpolitik

2009 Scholarship, e-fellows (extended through 2016)


RefereeingEuropean Economic Review, Labour Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Policy and Analysis, Economics of Transition, Applied Economics

Assistant Managing EditorSwiss Review of International Economic Relations, 2019 – 2022

DiscussantSMYE 2013, 2014; RGS 2014

Co-OrganizerEarly Stage PhD Seminar, University of St.Gallen, 2013 – 2014

Member of the Jury44th and 46th St.Gallen Symposium, 2014, 2016

Student RepresentativeUniversity of St.Gallen, Master in Economics Program, 2009 – 2011

Full CV

My full CV (pdf) is available upon request. 

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