People at the WTI


25 records


Bigler, Patrick

Patrick Bigler joined the WTI as a junior research assistant in the BRICS Globalization and Labor Protections project in January 2018. He holds ...

Researchers, Staff

Cristani, Federica

Federica Cristani is a postdoctoral researcher at the WTI, where she is involved in the implementation of the Horizon 2020 Research Project on ...

+41 31 631 5592


Das, Pablo Rahul

Pablo Rahul Das is assistant of the MILE Advanced Master Programmes and the Communications of the WTI. Before joining the institute in August ...


De Fino, Francesco

Francesco De Fino is the communications officer/web editor for the CLISEL project. He is also a member of the CLISEL Management Committee. He ...

Alumni, Staff

Diaz, Monica

Monica is a social innovator with a legal background, focused on the link between international trade and sustainable development. She is an expert ...

+41 31 631 3628

Management, In-house faculty, Researchers, Staff, Executive Committee

Elsig, Manfred

Manfred Elsig is Professor of International Relations, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research of the World Trade Institute of the University of ...

+41 31 631 5495

In-house faculty, Researchers, Staff

Fernández-Amador, Octavio

Octavio Fernandez-Amador is a Postdoc Senior Researcher at the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern (Switzerland). He holds a PhD ...

+41 31 631 5526

Researchers, Staff

Fornalé, Elisa

In January 2017 Elisa Fornalé joined the WTI as SNSF Professor. She is implementing the project “Framing Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human ...

Board, Management, In-house faculty, Staff, Executive Committee

Francois, Joseph

Joseph Francois is Managing Director and professor of economics at the World Trade Institute. He served as deputy director of the NCCR Trade Regulation from ...

Management, In-house faculty, Staff, Executive Committee

Hahn, Michael

Michael Hahn is the Director of the Institute for European and International Economic Law of the University of Bern Law School and a ...

+41 31 631 3625 (PA) or +41 31 631 3432 (DDI)


Joseph, Sandra

Sandra Joseph is on the administrative staff of both the World Trade Institute and the Institute of European and International Economic Law (IEW) ...

+41 31 631 3079


Kaplan, Susan

Susan Kaplan works as an editor on the CLISEL project. She was Scientific Editor at NCCR Trade Regulation and the World Trade Institute ...

+41 31 631 5491


Motzer, Yvonne

Yvonne Motzer is the librarian of the World Trade Institute, the Institute of European and International Economic Law (IEW) and the Institute of ...

In-house faculty, Researchers, Staff

Oberdabernig, Doris

Doris Oberdabernig is a postdoc researcher and PhD coordinator at the WTI. She holds a PhD in Economics, and degrees in Political Economy ...

+41 31 631 3721

Management, Staff, Executive Committee

Obi, Markus

Markus Obi joined the staff at the end of 2016 and acts as Finance Coordinator for the WTI. He has a Bachelor’s degree ...

In-house faculty, Researchers, Staff

Polanco, Rodrigo

Rodrigo is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luzern, ...

+ 41 31 631 3629

In-house faculty, Researchers, Staff

Raess, Damian

Since January 2017 Damian Raess has been an SNSF Professor at the WTI, University of Bern. Trained as a political scientist (BA, University ...

+41 31 631 55 26


Rehouma, Najma

Najma Rehouma has been working as a research assistant for the CLI_M_CO2 project Framing Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human Development as a ...


Rüfli, Fred

Fred Rüfli has been head of IT since the WTI was founded (2000). His responsibilities include ensuring IT functions, providing the resources and ...


Stähli, Ben

Ben Stähli is developing the TravelApp for the CLISEL project. He holds a BSc in Information Science, and works as an independent web ...

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