Activities & News

Adair Turner (UK House of Lords and member of the Group of Thirty), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University), Hans-Werner Sinn (Ifo Institute), George Alogoskoufis (Athens University and former Greek finance minister), Axel Weber (UBS), Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University), Richard Portes (London Business School, EUI, and CEPR), Guy Verhofstadt (European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Belgium) and many more. Link

On November 6th, 2014, Fabrizio Zilibotti will deliver the 2014 YAN Fu Memorial lecture. Established in 2001 and hosted by the National School of Development at Peking University, the "Yan Fu Memorial Lecture in Economics" is one of the most prestigious academic events in China across all fields. It annually invites an internationally renowned economic scholars to speak, both to recall the contribution of sages, but also in order to inherit their ancestors and to continue to promote the development of Chinese modern economic discipline for China's prosperity.
Previous speakers include Nobel Laureates Robert Mundell, Amartya Sen, Kenneth Arrow, and other renowned economists including Partha Dasgupta, Dani Rodrik, Prasanta Pattanaik, James Robinson, Timothy Besley, Robert Feenstra, and Steven Durlauf.

In the newest issues of our Working Paper Series, you will find out, whether female officers improve law enforcement quality and what effects they have on crime reporting and domestic violence escalation. You will also learn about the role of the apprenticeship system in terms of employment polarization. We wish you much interest while reading these working papers. Read more

The Department of Economics at the University of Zurich is bringing back Swiss talent with David Dorn who is leaving the CEMFI Madrid for a professorship in Zurich. In addition, the renowned professor Andrei Levchenko has accepted a guest professorship at the University of Zurich for one year. Both professors will be affiliated with the UBS Center. Press release of the Econ Department

The UBS Center welcomes six new advisory board members: Prof. Raquel Fernández (New York University), Prof. Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester), Prof. Yingyi Qian (Tsinghua University), Prof. Klaus Schmidt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Prof. Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo), and Prof. Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago). Link

The newest Working Papers offer current research results on two very different topics: "Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party" and "Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission" Link

With this newsletter, we would like to take the opportunity to share some of our recent highlights with you and to look ahead at upcoming activities. Link

In the second Public Paper, Prof. Joachim Voth presents the latest academic insights into the history of financial crises. Link

The Gutenberg Research Award honours distinguished academics who have decisively shaped their fields of research. Link

The WZB Distinguished Lectures in Social Sciences aim to showcase the work of leading social scientists. Link

Jean-Claude Trichet on the UBS Center's aspiration to connect academia, business, policy makers and society.

Jean-Claude Trichet on the UBS Center's aspiration to connect academia, business, policy makers and society.