Kornel is an economist in Sidley’s Geneva office, and provides analytical and econometrical assistance to companies, associations and governments on international economic, trade and competition policy issues. Working closely with the firm’s international trade and antitrust teams, Kornel supports clients by applying economic concepts, principles, models and methods to relevant legal concepts. Prior to joining the firm, Kornel worked for the Swiss government at the Economic Policy Department of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). As a member of the short-term macroeconomic analysis group, he was responsible for the estimation and publication of the quarterly GDP figures and the official economic forecasts of the Swiss Government. He also advised the Federal Council and the chief economist of the Secretary of Economic Affairs on various economic policy issues, including monetary and fiscal policy, economic stimulus measures and deregulation.