Isabel Z. Martínez

Isabel Z. Martínez is a Senior Researcher at the KOF Swiss Economic Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich. Her research concentrates on inequality, the distribution of income and wealth, and the different ways people respond to taxes. Her empirical work has a strong focus on Switzerland. Dr. Martínez obtained her PhD from the University of St.Gallen in 2016 and was a Visiting PhD Student at UC, Berkeley, between 2015 and 2016. She spent one year as a Postdoc at LISER in Luxembourg, before joining the Swiss Federation of Trade Unions (SGB/USS) where she worked as economist until spring 2020. Since January 2018, she further serves as member of the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO/COMCO). She is a CEPR Research Affiliate and a Fellow of the World Inequality Database Project (WID.World), and she has been listed among the top 10 most influential economists in Switzerland in the NZZ Economist Ranking. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Urban Economics.