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29.02.24 > News
David Dorn as an expert on globalization on SRF Eco Talk

Is economic bloc formation on the rise? UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn was Reto Lipp's guest on the Swiss Radio and Television programme Eco Talk on the topic of globalization.

The professor of globalization and labour market economics notes, among other things, that there is a trend towards economic bloc formation: Trade with friendly countries is increasing, while trade with ideologically less close countries is tending to decrease.

This is not a rosy outlook for Switzerland as a small, open economy that relies on access to international markets, writes Stefanie Knoll in the background report to the program.

"The hope for Switzerland is that the world will remain peaceful enough for us to maintain reasonably peaceful and friendly relations with many countries," concludes Dorn.

Feb 2024
Insights/Research

How did cooperative behavior prevail in human evolution? Researchers from the Universities of Zurich, Lausanne and Constance have challenged two prevailing explanations – repeated interactions on the one hand or group competition on the other. Instead, they conclude, both mechanisms synergistically contribute to fostering cooperation effectively. The new study by Ernst Fehr and other researchers, which was published in the renowned journal Nature, thus contributes to answering one of the great unsolved mysteries of human evolution.

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How did cooperative behavior prevail in human evolution? Researchers from the Universities of Zurich, Lausanne and Constance have challenged two prevailing explanations – repeated interactions on the one hand or group competition on the other. Instead, they conclude, both mechanisms synergistically contribute to fostering cooperation effectively. The new study by Ernst Fehr and other researchers, which was published in the renowned journal Nature, thus contributes to answering one of the great unsolved mysteries of human evolution.

09.02.24 > News
The NY Times cites research by David Dorn

The New York Times reports on a new study by UBS Foundation Professor David Dorn and co-authors on the economic and political consequences of the trade war between the United States and China, as well as other countries imposed by Donald Trump in 2018-2019.

A political success that has reinforced the Republican vote, but an economic failure, since employment in the United States has not been strengthened as a result.

09.02.24 > News
CNBC interviews Florian Scheuer on Swiss superrich

Why is Switzerland home to so many billionaires? CNBC International asked UBS Foundation Professor Florian Scheuer to shed some light on the country's appeal to rich people.

The political neutrality and therefore stability, an attractive tax system with low rates for both corporations and individuals, and no capital gains tax on financial assets are part of the answer.

Feb 2024
Insights/Media

In a major interview, former finance minister Kaspar Villiger explains how our country can be successful in the future. He talks about how he disappointed his parents - and why it's not a bad thing when Federal Councilors have an emotional outburst.

Feb
 
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In a major interview, former finance minister Kaspar Villiger explains how our country can be successful in the future. He talks about how he disappointed his parents - and why it's not a bad thing when Federal Councilors have an emotional outburst.

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