Léo Picard

Léo Picard

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

University of Basel

About me

I’m a doctoral student and assistant at the University of Basel within the Department of Public Economics. My research focuses on the effect of climate policy on firms behavior.

I also enjoy working with my colleagues from ETH Zürich in the Law, Economics and Data Science group. More precisely, we study how language matters for politicians and the media.

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  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Text analysis
  • Auditor training in NLP and ML, 2020-21

    ETH Zürich

  • Master of Science in Economics, 2019

    University of Lausanne (HEC)


Working papers

Work in progress

  • Neural Metaphor Detection from U.S. Governors Speeches

  • Carbon abatement costs in German manufacturing

  • The effect of climate policy on productivity and cost pass-through in the German manufacturing sector

Teaching assistance

Seminars in Public and Environmental Economics

Spring 2022 - University of Basel

Bachelor: Course catalog page
Master: Course catalog page

Economics of Public Policy

Fall 2021 - University of Basel

Course catalog pageADAM pageInteractive public goods game

Big Data for Public Policy

Spring 2021 - ETH Zürich

Course catalog pageMoodle pageGitHub repository



University of Basel
Faculty of Business and Economics
Peter Merian-Weg 6, office 4.40
4002 Basel, Switzerland