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27.09.19 > News
Department of Economics heads international rankings

We are delighted that the Department of Economics is named the most influential institution in the German speaking area once again, and by far. The NZZ Ökonomen Ranking names Ernst Fehr as the most influential economist in Germany, Switzerland and Austria for the third time. He remains the most influential economist in Switzerland for the sixth year in a row. In view of the growing relevance of social media in the economic discourse, Dina Pomeranz is also quoted. She heads the category Social Media Influence for all three countries. Florian Scheuer leads the Handelsblatt Ranking in the under 40s category.

27.09.19 > News
Register now for Forum for Economic Dialogue

This year, we address a topic of highest sociopolitical relevance, as it will form our society for years to come: populism. But what is populism, what are the challenges and how does it threaten democracy and liberty? To understand this multifaceted phenomenon, we need to dig deeper.

Our two keynote speakers are Joschka Fischer, former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany, and Professor Torsten Persson from Stockholm University.

This is a public event. Entrance is free, but registration is required.

17.09.19 > News
Change is necessary – standstill leads to economic decline

There is a widespread assumption that economic growth is only possible at the expense of other people or nature. David Dorn disagrees in two recent articles. “The world economy is not a zero-sum game,” he says, “an economy must adapt and strive for growth - inability to change always leads to decline in the long run”. In this context, questions of inequality have become a core economic issue. For an adaptable and competitive economic policy to be democratically supported, the fruits of economic growth must be distributed relatively evenly among the population.

29.08.19 > News
Jackson Hole: Challenges of monetary policy

David Dorn comments on the annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. In an interview with Swiss national news SRF, he notes that the US Federal Reserve bank is still very independent but also has to align with the current economic developments. What scope do the central banks have under these circumstances? This interview provides valuable insights.

Jul 2019
Insights/Dialogue & Events

We followed up on the "Women in Economics" initiative by UBS and CEPR and organized a breakfast talk with Marianne Bertrand, Raquel Fernandez, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya for young female economists at the University of Zurich’s Graduate School of Economics.

Jul
 
19
Insights/Dialogue & Events

We followed up on the "Women in Economics" initiative by UBS and CEPR and organized a breakfast talk with Marianne Bertrand, Raquel Fernandez, and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya for young female economists at the University of Zurich’s Graduate School of Economics.

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Spotlight events

Oct
21
Public event/Inaugural lecture

Prof. Florian Scheuer, Professorship for Economics of Institutions

Oct
21
Public event/Inaugural lecture

Prof. Florian Scheuer, Professorship for Economics of Institutions

Nov
04
Public event/Inaugural lecture

Prof. Nir Jaimovich, Professor of Economics

Nov
04
Public event/Inaugural lecture

Prof. Nir Jaimovich, Professor of Economics

Nov
11
Public event/Forum

Torsten Persson, Stockholm University; Joschka Fischer, former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany

Nov
11
Public event/Forum

Torsten Persson, Stockholm University; Joschka Fischer, former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany

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