Sound Economic and Institutional Foundations for Europe
Forum for Economic Dialogue on November 17, 2014
This year’s Forum brought together leading specialists from academia, current and former politicians, and business leaders who discussed how new economic and institutional foundations in Europe would have to be designed in order to put the continent back on a more stable footing. Watch all speeches online
New Working Papers
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.
New Advisory Board Members
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).
Fabrizio Zilibotti has accepted the offer to become co-editor of Econometrica, one of the top-5 economics journals. It is important for the European science community to be represented in the journal’s editorial board since most editors of the top journals are based in the United States. Zilibotti will be in office as of July 2015.
Fabrizio Zilibotti is President Elect of the European Economic Association (EEA) and will be President in 2016. He is the former chief editor (2009-14) of the Journal of the European Economic Association, a former director and managing editor (2002-06) of the Review of Economic Studies, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Growth and of China Economic Review. Webpage Zilibotti
Fabrizio Zilibotti’s article on "Parenting with Style" (together with Matthias Doepke) has gained considerable attention in the media. A review of the article was published in the New York Times on 28 October, 2014, entitled "Unequal Societies Give an Incentive for Pushy Parenting". The article has received additional media coverage in different newspapers. The column "Tiger moms and helicopter parents: The economics of parenting style" – based on the same research and published in VOX, CEPR's Policy Portal – has consistently topped the number of downloads of the portal with over 30.000 reads. Parenting with Style | voxeu.org column | Article New York Times | Article NZZ am Sonntag
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.
With only two months left in 2014, we would like to share a summary of recent highlights and give you a preview of what we have in store for 2015. Newsletter PDF
Prof. David Dorn has been appointed as professor at the University of Zurich and as affiliated professor with the UBS Center of Economics in Society in Zurich. This will allow for an expansion of the important and current fields of international trade and labor economics in research and teaching at the University of Zurich. Interview with David Dorn
With Andrei Levchenko, one of the most highly cited young economists in the world joins the University of Zurich. He recently began a visiting professorship at the University of Zurich, presently planned for one year. He will be affiliated to the UBS Center. Portrait of Andrei Levchenko
The UBS International Center welcomes this year’s UBS Center Scholarship holders. The three top students were selected from 400 applicants to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics, with the school’s international reputation attracting students from around the world. Read more
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