The blockchain technology solves a problem that goes back to one of the first questions of finance.
This is explained by William N. Goetzmann in an interview with NZZ economics editor Jürg Müller on occasion of his keynote speech at the Wirtschaftspodium Schweiz.
The total income shifts significantly in the direction of the capital owners, says David Dorn in an article by Business Insider on prosperity in Germany.
40 percent of the population alone are no longer able to save money. This statistic from one of the richest countries in the world fundamentally questions the value of our work.
Ernst Fehr explains in an interview with Jan Guldner (WiWo) on the subject of manager bonuses, that the criteria of why someone should earn more or less, are rarely objectively and often easily manipulated.
It is important to separate the performance of an individual company from market fluctuations and other external influences in order to make the actual performance of the management visible.
A recent NYT article picks up the «China Shock»-paper. This seminal work by David Dorn, David Autor (MIT) and Gordon Hanson (UCSD) shows that workers in counties whose industries were exposed to competition from China lost jobs and suffered declines in wages.
Christina Kehl, Member of the Executive Board and Managing Director of Swiss Finance Start-Ups (SFS), will address this question at the Wirtschaftspodium Schweiz on April 12.
The film “FinTech Made in Switzerland” by Manuel Stagars opens up some insights into her thoughts and actions.
In a newly published article in Nature, Charles Efferson (University of London) and Ernst Fehr discuss the stern judging rule and offer challenging questions for future research.
A study by Santos et al. assessing scenarios in which people judge each other shows that a simple moral rule suffices to drive the evolution of cooperation.
Hustlers, profiteers, superstars. “In the beginning, the question for me is whether people earn at the expense of others,” says Florian Scheuer in a UZH magazine article by Michael T. Ganz.
In any case, injustice can not only be determined by the pay gap, but above all by the inequality of opportunity, Scheuer adds.
There are indications for different countries that with the use of robots wages are suffering and jobs decrase, according to Florian Scheuer in an interview with Radio 32.
“It would make sense for companies to internalize the disadvantages for the workers”, Scheuer says with regard to a possible robot tax.
Atypical forms of work create additional freedom - either for the companies or for the employees. A commentary by David Dorn in Finanz und Wirtschaft.
Satisfaction with part-time work is higher in Switzerland than in Europe. Its popularity is made possible by the relatively high wage level in Switzerland.