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Aug 2022
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Economist Esther Duflo explains why the fight against climate change is so difficult. And why people often don't do what models predict.

Aug
 
22
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Economist Esther Duflo explains why the fight against climate change is so difficult. And why people often don't do what models predict.

Aug 2022
Insights/Research

Nir Jaimovich is leaving the UBS Center to accept a new position as Anonymous Family Chancellor Endowed Chair in Macroeconomics at UC San Diego. From 2017 to 2022, he was Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Zurich, and Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center. We wish him all the best and continued success in San Diego.

Aug
 
22
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Nir Jaimovich is leaving the UBS Center to accept a new position as Anonymous Family Chancellor Endowed Chair in Macroeconomics at UC San Diego. From 2017 to 2022, he was Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Zurich, and Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center. We wish him all the best and continued success in San Diego.

Jul 2022
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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.

Jul
 
22
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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.

Jul 2022
Insights/Research

Reducing global carbon emissions can seem like an uphill battle. Countries struggle to implement policies that do not lead to unintended consequences defying their original aims and economic interests. A change in our understanding of the effects of policies on technological innovation can help overcome this hurdle. The authors propose a green industrial policy that combines emission taxes, trade policy and subsidies.

Jul
 
22
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Reducing global carbon emissions can seem like an uphill battle. Countries struggle to implement policies that do not lead to unintended consequences defying their original aims and economic interests. A change in our understanding of the effects of policies on technological innovation can help overcome this hurdle. The authors propose a green industrial policy that combines emission taxes, trade policy and subsidies.

Jul 2022
Insights/Dialogue & Events

Why do we find it so difficult to solve pressing global problems? Nobel laureate in economics Abhijit Banerjee explains the reasons.

Jul
 
22
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Why do we find it so difficult to solve pressing global problems? Nobel laureate in economics Abhijit Banerjee explains the reasons.

07.07.22 > News
Quarterly Journal of Economics accepts research paper by Joachim Voth

Where do highly capable states come from? A paper by Joachim Voth and co-author Bruno Caprettini, analyzing 1930s government spending and how it boosted patriotism during WWII, has been accepted by the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The researchers explored the idea that if the state provides social support to cushion the blow of bad times, citizens 'reciprocate' - or undertake – costly actions that benefit the country as a whole. Voth and Caprettini looked at the biggest expansion of the US federal government's role in history - the New Deal. In 1932, most US citizens never interacted with the federal government; by 1939, it was the biggest employer in the country, supporting farmers, home-owners, business owners. Did this make a difference?

Jul 2022
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Nobel laureate in economics Esther Duflo is skeptical about single, decisive measures. She has used field trials in developing countries to study how to reduce poverty. Her research has improved the lives of 540 million people.

Jul
 
22
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Nobel laureate in economics Esther Duflo is skeptical about single, decisive measures. She has used field trials in developing countries to study how to reduce poverty. Her research has improved the lives of 540 million people.

Jul 2022
Insights/Research

Culture is a core element of human coexistence and encompasses all areas of life, including the economy. The influence of culture on various economic dimensions is the subject of numerous studies and provides important insights into core issues of economic behavior: Which rules and incentives are needed for a successful corporate culture? What role do cultural values play in financial decisions? How can we identify and change harmful practices based on misbeliefs and misconceptions?

Jul
 
22
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Culture is a core element of human coexistence and encompasses all areas of life, including the economy. The influence of culture on various economic dimensions is the subject of numerous studies and provides important insights into core issues of economic behavior: Which rules and incentives are needed for a successful corporate culture? What role do cultural values play in financial decisions? How can we identify and change harmful practices based on misbeliefs and misconceptions?

01.07.22 > News
David Hémous receives EAERE award

UBS Foundation Professor David Hémous has been announced as the winner of the European Award for Researchers in Environmental Economics under the Age of Forty for his significant contributions to the analysis of the role of technological changes, the dynamics of the economy and of climate change. As the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists states, David "has led a strong push in the literature demonstrating that the direction of technological change responds to economic incentives, which is key information for shaping the right policies driving the energy transition. Congratulations!"

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