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Centennial Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
Prof. Philippe Aghion
Web:www.lse.ac.uk/economics/people/faculty/philippe-aghion

Philippe Aghion is Centennial Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His main research interests include political economy, economic growth, technological change, institutions, regulation, and entrepreneurship.

Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University
Prof. Alberto Alesina
Web:scholar.harvard.edu/alesina/home

Alberto Alesina is Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and a visitor at IGIER Bocconi. His research interests include fiscal policy and budget deficits, European integration, currency unions, redistributive policies, and the differences in the welfare state in the US and Europe.

Professor of Econometrics, CEMFI
Prof. Manuel Arellano
Web:www.cemfi.es/~arellano/

Manuel Arellano is Professor of Econometrics at CEMFI in Madrid. His main research interests include econometrics and empirical microeconomics.

Ford Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. David Autor
Web:economics.mit.edu/faculty/dautor

David Autor is Ford Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current fields of specialization include labor market impacts of technological change and globalization, human capital and earnings inequality, disability insurance and labor supply, and temporary help and other intermediated work arrangements.His main research interests include econometrics and empirical microeconomics.

Professor emeritus of macroeconomis at the University of Bern
Prof. Ernst Baltensperger
Web:staff.vwi.unibe.ch/baltensperger/

Ernst Baltensperger is Professor emeritus at the University of Bern. His main research interests include monetary economics, banking, finance, and economic policy.

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Prof. Marianne Bertrand
Web:www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/b/marianne-bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, and development economics. In 2012, she received the Society of Labor Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics.

former State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation
Dr. Mauro Dell'Ambrogio

Mauro Dell'Ambrogio was from 2013 to 2018 State Secretary for Education Research and Innovation in the new Department of Economics, Education and Research WBF (formerly EVD). Prior to that, he took service in public functions in the canton of Ticino, such as Project Manager for the establishment of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and General Secretary of the USI.

Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
Prof. Esther Duflo
Web:economics.mit.edu/faculty/eduflo

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In her research, she seeks to understand the economic lives of the poor, with the aim to help design and evaluate social policies. With Abhijit Banerjee, she wrote Poor Economics - A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty. In 2019, she won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Professor of Economics at New York University
Prof. Raquel Fernández
Web:sites.google.com/site/raquelfernandezsite/

Raquel Fernández is Professor of Economics at New York University. Her research focuses on sovereign debt, public economics, economics of gender, political economy, economics and culture, and income inequality.

Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester
Prof. Rachel Griffith
Web:personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/rachel.griffith/

Rachel Griffith is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, Deputy Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and elected President of the European Economic Association (EEA), to serve in 2015. Her research considers the relationship between government policy and economic performance. Her specific interests relate to the supermarket industry, nutrition competition, innovation and productivity.

Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Prof. Oliver Hart
Web:scholar.harvard.edu/hart

Oliver Hart is the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research interests include contract theory, the theory of the firm, corporate finance, and law and economics. His research centers on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations. In 2016, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago
Prof. James J. Heckman
Web:economics.uchicago.edu/directory/james-j-heckman

James Heckman is Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. His research interests include microeconomics and econometrics, e.g. economic policy evaluation, skill formation, and selection bias. In 2000, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Prof. Chang-Tai Hsieh
Web:www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/h/chang-tai-hsieh

Chang-Tai Hsieh is Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His main research areas include economic development, growth in Asia and Latin America and applied economics.

Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Emeritus
Prof. Daniel Kahneman
Web:scholar.princeton.edu/kahneman

Daniel Kahneman is Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Emeritus, and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. His research interests include psychology of judgment and decision-making (e.g. cognitive basis for common human errors), and behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. In 2002, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business
Prof. Ulrike M. Malmendier
Web:eml.berkeley.edu//~ulrike/index.html

Ulrike Malmendier is the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business and Professor of Economics at the University of California. Her research interests are corporate finance, behavioral economics/behavioral finance, economics of organizations, contract theory, law and economics, law and finance. In 2013, Malmendier was awarded the prestigious Fisher Black Prize from the American Finance Association, given biennially to the top financial scholar under the age of 40.

Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
Prof. Joel Mokyr
Web:sites.northwestern.edu/jmokyr/

Joel Mokyr is the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern University and Sackler Professorial fellow at the Berglas School of Economics and the University of Tel Aviv. His research interests include economic history, the economics of technological change and population change.

Professor of Economics and Distinguished Professor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University
Prof. Yingyi Qian
Web:www.sem.tsinghua.edu.cn/en/qianyy

Yingyi Qian is Dean and Professor at the School of Economics and Management at the Tsinghua University (Beijing). His main research areas include comparative economics, institutional economics, economics of transition, and the Chinese economy.

William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Prof. Thomas J. Sargent
Web:www.stern.nyu.edu/faculty/bio/thomas-sargent

Thomas Sargent is William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and time series econometrics. In 2013, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Professor of Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Prof. Klaus M. Schmidt
Web:www.et.econ.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professor/schmidt/index.html

Klaus Schmidt is Professor of Economics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His research interest include contract theory, behavioral and experimental economics, game theory, industrial organization, labor and organization economics, competition policy, privatization, auctions and procurement, venture capital, and political economy.

Nobel Laureate, Sterling Professor of Economics Yale University
Prof. Robert J. Shiller
Web:som.yale.edu/faculty/robert-shiller

Robert Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research interests include behavioral finance, including implications for practice and policy-making, and housing markets. In 2013, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

Professor of Macroeconomics, University of Oslo
Prof. Kjetil Storesletten
Web:folk.uio.no/kjstore/

Kjetil Storesletten is Professor of Economics at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on heterogeneity in macroeconomics and development, in particular the impact of risk on economic allocations and the economic transformation of China. In 2013, he was awarded the Sun Yefang prize by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (with Song and Zilibotti).

Professor of Economics at Bocconi University
Prof. Guido Tabellini
Web:faculty.unibocconi.eu/guidotabellini/

Guido Tabellini is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. His main research interests include political economy, corporate finance, and industrial organization.

Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Prof. Harald Uhlig
Web:home.uchicago.edu/~huhlig/

Harald Uhlig is Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His recent research includes applied quantitative theory and applied dynamic, stochastic general equilibrium theory; the intersection of macroeconomics and financial economics; and Bayesian time series analysis and macroeconomic applications.

Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
Prof. Ekaterina Zhuravskaya
Web:www.parisschoolofeconomics.com/zhuravskaya-ekaterina/index.html

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya is Professor of Economics at Paris School of Economics. Her research interests includ political economics, economic history and development economics. She is recipient of the Birgit Grodal Award, 2018 (awarded bi-annually by EEA to a European-based female economist for a significant contribution to the Economics profession), and the Montias Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Comparative Economics in two years 2014-2015.

Foundation Council

Chairman of the Foundation Council
Dr. h.c. Kaspar Villiger

Kaspar Villiger is former Federal councillor and Finance Minister of Switzerland, former President of the Swiss Confederation, and former UBS Chairman.

Vice Chairman of the Foundation Council
Prof. Ernst Fehr

Ernst Fehr is Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

Member of the Foundation Council
Markus Diethelm

Markus Diethelm is Group General Counsel of UBS and member of the Group Executive Board of UBS.

Member of the Foundation Council
Lukas Gähwiler

Lukas Gähwiler is Chairman UBS Switzerland and Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Switzerland AG

Member of the Foundation Council
Prof. Hans-Joachim Voth

Joachim Voth holds the Professorship in Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, endowed by the UBS Center, at the University of Zurich’s Department of Economics.

Foundation Secretary
Dr. Roman Studer

Roman Studer is Head of Governmental Affairs Switzerland at UBS AG and former Chief Operating Officer of the UBS Center.

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