Welcome to my personal website! My name is Brendan Berthold and I am currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Lausanne. Here, you can learn a bit more about me. In particular, you can find several articles I wrote, mainly about (macroeconomic) forecasting, the economy in general, and the statistical software R. This website is a way to document things I did which I think could be of interest to others. You can find a list of topics just on the right. Enjoy!

Brendan Berthold

Brendan Berthold

PhD Candidate

University of Lausanne


I am currently pursuing a PhD in Macroeconomics at the University of Lausanne. My research interests include applied macroeconometrics and international macroeconomics and finance. Alongside my studies, I also work as an economic consultant for the Centre de Recherche Appliquée (CREA) where I am responsible for the development and analysis of macro forecasting models. I also write educational content for iconomix, the education platform of the Swiss National Bank. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as an intern for the Financial Stability Department of the Swiss National Bank in Bern. I also take pictures in my spare time.

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  • International macroeconomics
  • Applied macroeconomics (forecasting)


  • PhD in Macroeconomics, 2019-today

    University of Lausanne

  • Master of Science in Economics, 2016-2018

    University of Lausanne