Sabine Fries works in the fields of economics and society with a focus on health policy, as well as in the environment, climate and energy.
Before joining INFRAS in 2019, she worked at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) for over five years, most recently as Advisor to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation's Global Programme Health. She was previously responsible within the FDFA for coordinating and implementing the Swiss health foreign policy within UN bodies. She completed her studies by conducting her master’s thesis at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (The Hague), where 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 (Frankfurt), working in the fields of energy and the financial sector.
Sabine Fries holds a master's degree in economics (Tilburg University, NL), and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Systems (Universities of Zürich, Berne and Basel). She previously gained a bachelor's degree in translation from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences.