Simon Seiler


Senior researcher

Office 5423

+41 (0)21 692 38 08

Languages: German, English, French


Simon Seiler received 2018 a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bern after he studied history and sociology at the University of Bern and Paris. For his dissertation project on «Social Mobility in Modernizing Switzerland», he analyzed social mobility by crossing borders between sociology and history and by applying new methodological approaches. In October 2017, he joined the Swiss country team of the “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe” (SHARE).


Simon Seiler is interested in a broad range of questions related to causes, reproduction and consequences of inequality. His research focuses both on temporal changes and on decisive transitions along the life-course. Furthermore, he is interested in methods of data analysis and collection.