An article in the NY Times quotes research on international airlinks and economic growth by David Yanagizawa-Drott.
Megacities are increasing global connections while losing their local links. Rural areas are bereft of economic spillover effects.
The issue of distribution of income and wealth is raging around the world in a heated debate. Daniel Hug (NZZ) takes a look at the conditions in Switzerland with Reto Föllmi and Isabel Martínez.
The incomes are relatively evenly distributed here, but the rise to higher strata is lacking. These and other findings can be read in the latest UBS Center Public Paper.
Florian Scheuer is named one of Germany’s outstanding talents.
Each year, 40 young people are honored by Capital in the four categories “entrepreneur”, “manager”, “politics and state”, “society and science”. The editorial team interviews managers, politicians, headhunters and consultants as well as the award winners of the previous years
David Dorn pleads for cooler minds in the discussion about digitization.
Technological change is not always straightforward and not necessarily entails mass unemployment, he says in an interview with the Volkswirtschaft. In addition, one overestimates the current progress.
We are delighted to announce that William N. Goetzmann (Yale) will open the 2018 edition of our Wirtschaftspodium with a keynote lecture.
This time, we will discuss how new technologies and regulatory frameworks have affected the finance sector and what the future holds for the financial center in Switzerland.
We are proud to launch the sixth UBS Center Public Paper, which focuses on the distribution of income and wealth in Switzerland.
The authors, Reto Föllmi and Isabel Martínez, show that Switzerland is a center of stability – in a good as well as in a less good sense.
We are pleased to announce that Nir Jaimovich, formerly of University of Southern California, joined the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich in July 2017.
He is affiliated with the UBS Center. You can find out more about his work in our interview.
Tagesanzeiger chief economist Markus Diem Meier reports extensively on our latest public paper.
Increased inequality in developed countries is one of the big issues of our time. Studies on the situation in Switzerland are still rare. Reto Föllmi and Isabel Martinez used tax data to take a closer look at both the development of income and wealth distribution in Switzerland.
Dan Ariely (Duke University) is a renowned behavioral economist who provides us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better. We thus look forward to hearing his advice on these smart choices.
On October 31, 2017, the Center on Capitalism and Society gathered leading scholars in economics, philosophy and sociology to explore themes of individualism, emancipation and self-actualization.
Amongst other, Joachim Voth traced their roots to the day Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.
Biroli explained that genes and environment are inextricably intertwined.
The lecture took place in the main auditorium of the University of Zurich and was open to the public. Pietro Biroli is a microeconomist, interested in the early origins and the life cycle evolution of health and human capital. His research aims at understanding the mechanisms through which effective interventions and optimal choices of investment can help promote human development.