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Dec 2022
Insights/Research

On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, we invite you to browse through the Center’s highlights from the past decade. What are the social and economic origins of populism? How can we reduce inequality? Is culture key? How can we keep Swiss finance in the game? Can Europe be saved? Answers to these and other important questions are provided by numerous experts in lectures, interviews, and papers made possible by the UBS Center.

Dec
 
22
Insights

On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, we invite you to browse through the Center’s highlights from the past decade. What are the social and economic origins of populism? How can we reduce inequality? Is culture key? How can we keep Swiss finance in the game? Can Europe be saved? Answers to these and other important questions are provided by numerous experts in lectures, interviews, and papers made possible by the UBS Center.

Dec 2022
Insights/Dialogue & Events

Since 1980, the world economy has experienced an increase of dominant firms. Dominant firms face limited competition in their market and exert monopoly power. At our anniversary edition of the Forum for Economic Dialogue we focused on questions around these superstar firms and their impact on society.

Dec
 
22
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Since 1980, the world economy has experienced an increase of dominant firms. Dominant firms face limited competition in their market and exert monopoly power. At our anniversary edition of the Forum for Economic Dialogue we focused on questions around these superstar firms and their impact on society.

29.11.22 > News
Ernst Fehr erhält Kopenhagener Ehrendoktorwürde

Die Universität Kopenhagen hat Ernst Fehr, Direktor des UBS Center, die Ehrendoktorwürde verliehen. Wie das Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) mitteilt, hat Fehr mit seinen bahnbrechenden Forschungen zum menschlichen Altruismus die Vorstellung in Frage gestellt, dass der Eigennutz die zentrale Motivation für wirtschaftliches Verhalten ist. "Dr. Fehr war einer der ersten, der überzeugende experimentelle Beweise dafür lieferte, dass wirtschaftliche Entscheidungen durch Faktoren jenseits des Eigeninteresses motiviert sein können, und dabei auf Altruismus, Fairness, Reziprozität und begrenzte Rationalität verwies." Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

Nov 2022
Insights/Dialogue & Events

Reducing poverty and inequality is one of the five global challenges that the researchers at the Department of Economics want to help solve. They presented their own research and work that inspired them in short talks at the fourth Research Slam.

Nov
 
22
Insights

Reducing poverty and inequality is one of the five global challenges that the researchers at the Department of Economics want to help solve. They presented their own research and work that inspired them in short talks at the fourth Research Slam.

Nov 2022
Insights/Dialogue & Events

Big tech companies are getting bigger and bigger. Is this exacerbating income inequality? Yes, says economics professor David Dorn. Income is being redistributed more strongly from labor to capital.

Nov
 
22
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Big tech companies are getting bigger and bigger. Is this exacerbating income inequality? Yes, says economics professor David Dorn. Income is being redistributed more strongly from labor to capital.

Nov 2022
Insights/Research

Being a core area of economics, finance related topics are reflected in numerous activities of the UBS Center. Questions on the most diverse aspects of finance are key: What can we learn from past financial crises? What does a fair tax system look like? What does the financial system of the future look like? How can we keep Swiss finance in play? How do we deal with sovereign debt?

Nov
 
22
Insights

Being a core area of economics, finance related topics are reflected in numerous activities of the UBS Center. Questions on the most diverse aspects of finance are key: What can we learn from past financial crises? What does a fair tax system look like? What does the financial system of the future look like? How can we keep Swiss finance in play? How do we deal with sovereign debt?

23.11.22 > News
Sandro Ambühl erhält SNF Forschungsbeitrag

Wir freuen uns, mitteilen zu können, dass der Schweizerische Nationalfonds (SNF) das Projekt Positive Welfare Economics unter der Leitung von UBS-Foundation Professor Sandro Ambühl unterstützen wird. Der Forschungsrat hat einen Startbeitrag von CHF 1'348'454 für die Dauer von 60 Monaten bewilligt. Besonders erwähnenswert ist, dass mit der Förderung sowohl ein Postdoc als auch zwei Doktorandinnen finanziert werden können. Herzliche Gratulation!

Nov 2022
Insights/Dialogue & Events

Monopolies lead to high prices for consumers, low wages for employees - and excessive corporate profits. The tech giants are a prime example of this development. Economist Jan Eeckhout explains how this came about and what can be done about it.

Nov
 
22
Insights

Monopolies lead to high prices for consumers, low wages for employees - and excessive corporate profits. The tech giants are a prime example of this development. Economist Jan Eeckhout explains how this came about and what can be done about it.

16.11.22 > News
David Dorn ist Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher

Unter den diesjährigen Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers befinden sich 16 Forschende der Universität Zürich und 112 aus der Schweiz. UBS-Stiftungsprofessor David Dorn ist der meistzitierte Forscher in der Kategorie Economics & Business in der Schweiz. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

16.11.22 > News
David Dorn in den EEA-Rat gewählt

UBS-Stiftungsprofessor David Dorn wurde für den Zeitraum 2023-2027 in den Rat der European Economic Association berufen. Zusammen mit Dina Pomeranz und Florian Scheuer hat das Department of Economics drei Vertreter in diesem wichtigen Gremium zur Förderung der Wirtschaftswissenschaften.

07.11.22 > News
Dominierende Unternehmen im digitalen Zeitalter

Der Aufstieg marktbeherrschender Unternehmen wirkt sich direkt auf die Kunden aus, die höhere Preise zahlen, hat aber auch weitreichende Auswirkungen auf die Makroökonomie. In der neuesten Ausgabe unserer Public Paper Reihe (auf Englisch) untersucht Jan Eeckhout die Ursachen des Aufstiegs dominierender Firmen, erörtert die Ursachen und Folgen und macht Vorschläge für politische Lösungen.

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