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Oct 2021
Insights/Research

How different is human behaviour today to 90 years ago or 200 years ago? How easily are we swayed in our opinions by others? What lessons can be learned by analysing and understanding the power of propaganda, be it propaganda marches or fake news? UBS Foundation Professor Joachim Voth explores these questions in a fascinating podcast as part of the Tim Phillips VoxTalks series where he uncovers parallels between the spread of the Spanish Flu virus to the spread of Nazi propaganda in 1933 Hamburg and what implications this can have for us today.

Oct
 
21
Insights/Research

How different is human behaviour today to 90 years ago or 200 years ago? How easily are we swayed in our opinions by others? What lessons can be learned by analysing and understanding the power of propaganda, be it propaganda marches or fake news? UBS Foundation Professor Joachim Voth explores these questions in a fascinating podcast as part of the Tim Phillips VoxTalks series where he uncovers parallels between the spread of the Spanish Flu virus to the spread of Nazi propaganda in 1933 Hamburg and what implications this can have for us today.

Sep 2021
Insights/Research

Das Coronavirus und Covid-19 beschäftigen die Welt. Aktuell beteiligen sich Forschende des Departments in nationalen und internationalen Medien an der öffentlichen Analyse und Diskussion. Neben den Beiträgen aus ihren jeweiligen Spezialgebieten haben die Professorinnen und Professoren des Department of Economics ein gemeinsames Positionspapier veröffentlicht. Dieses fasst den Konsens der ökonomischen Debatte zusammen und zeigt Handlungsoptionen für die Schweiz auf.

Sep
 
21
Insights/Research

Das Coronavirus und Covid-19 beschäftigen die Welt. Aktuell beteiligen sich Forschende des Departments in nationalen und internationalen Medien an der öffentlichen Analyse und Diskussion. Neben den Beiträgen aus ihren jeweiligen Spezialgebieten haben die Professorinnen und Professoren des Department of Economics ein gemeinsames Positionspapier veröffentlicht. Dieses fasst den Konsens der ökonomischen Debatte zusammen und zeigt Handlungsoptionen für die Schweiz auf.

28.09.21 > News
Florian Scheuer receives Hermann H. Gossen award

Congratulations to UBS Foundation Professor Florian Scheuer for receiving the German Economic Association's most prestigious academic prize, the Hermann H. Gossen award. VfS-chairman Prof. Georg Weizsäcker announces: "Florian Scheuer has made significant contributions to the assessment of tax instruments to combat inequality. Among other things, these have shaped the debate on taxing the income and wealth of the super-rich. Furthermore, he has contributed to a better understanding of insurance markets and other important markets." Scheuer joins the impressive list of previous winners, bringing it back to the Department 22 years after Ernst Fehr.

Sep 2021
Insights/Media

Eine ZDF-Dokumentation schaut auf vier historische Pandemien und deren Langzeitfolgen zurück. UBS Foundation Professor Joachim Voth zeigt auf, wieso die Engländer die Zeit nach der Pest als das "goldene Zeitalter der einfachen Arbeitskräfte" beschrieben. «So reich, wie die Menschen im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert sind, sind sie bis ins 19. Jahrhundert nicht mehr,» fasst er den heutigen Stand der Forschung zusammen.

Sep
 
21
Insights/Media

Eine ZDF-Dokumentation schaut auf vier historische Pandemien und deren Langzeitfolgen zurück. UBS Foundation Professor Joachim Voth zeigt auf, wieso die Engländer die Zeit nach der Pest als das "goldene Zeitalter der einfachen Arbeitskräfte" beschrieben. «So reich, wie die Menschen im 14. und 15. Jahrhundert sind, sind sie bis ins 19. Jahrhundert nicht mehr,» fasst er den heutigen Stand der Forschung zusammen.

Sep 2021
Insights/Media

In the pandemic, the global economy was able to play to its strengths, says UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn. But globalization also creates net losers.

Sep
 
21
Insights/Media

In the pandemic, the global economy was able to play to its strengths, says UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn. But globalization also creates net losers.

17.09.21 > News
Working at retirement age should become more attractive

"If people work longer, they can continue to make the wealth of experience that the older generations have from their working lives available to the economy," explains UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn in an Swiss national news report on the occasion of a new incentive within the framework of the AHV revision. At the same time, of course, this would relieve the burden on the pension funds, because these people would pay into the old age and survivors' insurance for longer.

Sep 2021
Insights/Dialogue & Events

In a recent exclusive webcast for the UBS Center, University of Chicago’s Professor Esteban Rossi-Hansberg outlined his assessment model of the effect of global warming on economic outcomes and welfare. Assuming heterogenous temperature changes, Rossi-Hansberg explores the resulting impact on decisions regarding where to live, move, trade, and invest.

Sep
 
21
Insights/Dialogue & Events

In a recent exclusive webcast for the UBS Center, University of Chicago’s Professor Esteban Rossi-Hansberg outlined his assessment model of the effect of global warming on economic outcomes and welfare. Assuming heterogenous temperature changes, Rossi-Hansberg explores the resulting impact on decisions regarding where to live, move, trade, and invest.

16.09.21 > News
NZZ ranking: Ernst Fehr remains most influential economist

For the eight time in a row, Fehr leads the Swiss NZZ economist ranking for Switzerland, Germany and Austria: "Fehr is among the most cited economists in the world for his research on how human psychology and biology affect economic decisions." Dina Pomeranz once again breaks into the overall top 15. And she secured the third-best result in the social media category with her strong presence on Twitter, making up one place on the previous year. With a fourth place in the research category, David Dorn once again reached the top 5.

10.09.21 > News
Kaspar Villiger receives the Bonny Foundation Freedom Award

The Bonny Foundation awards UBS Foundation Board Chairman Kaspar Villiger the Freedom Prize worth CHF 100,000. The foundation says it is honoring the liberal statesman, honorable businessman and liberal citoyen of proportionality. As the Swiss NZZ reports, "Villiger emphasized in his acceptance speech the overriding value of freedom, which must be protected. But this must also be protected by the individual, he said, by not exploiting it without restraint."

03.09.21 > News
What will happen to wages now

A year and a half after the outbreak of the pandemic, uncertainty remains high in the labour market in Germany, according to an FAZ article (print only). "Companies are unsettled, understandably so," expresses UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn. No one can predict what will happen with the pandemic and the economy, says the labour market economist. This is not a good starting point for employees to demand more money, he says.

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09
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