MSc in Economics
Sabine Fries works in the fields of economics and society, as well as in the environment, climate and energy.
Before joining INFRAS in 2019, she worked for more than five years at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), most recently as Advisor to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooper-ation's Global Programme Health. She was previously responsible within the FDFA for coordinating and implementing Swiss health foreign policy within UN bodies. After completing her bachelor-level studies, she gained experience within the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB, Den Haag) where, in her master's thesis, she examined the impact of increasing life expectancy on the costs of long-term care in the Netherlands. She then went on to complete an internship at KfW Development Bank in Frankfurt, working in the fields of energy and the financial sector.
Sabine Fries holds a master's degree in economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, specialising in resource, development and growth economics. She previously gained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Bern, and a bachelor's degree in translation from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences.