Authors

Bruno Caprettini
Post-doctoral SNSF Ambizione Fellow, University of Zurich

Bruno Caprettini is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich.

He works on economic history and development economics, studying episodes of structural change that happened in the past or in recent years.

In August 2017, he received an SNF Ambizione grant for the project “Structural change: lessons from the present and from the past.” Structural change is the movement of labor out of agriculture (example): every rich country today went through this process at some point over the past 300 years. However, structural change has not happened everywhere, and this matters because people who live in rural areas and work in agriculture are not just poorer. On the 3rd of July 2018, he received the MERCATOR Award for the same project.

Prof. David Dorn
Professor of Economics, Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center of Economics in Society

David Dorn is Professor of International Trade and Labor Markets at the University of Zurich and Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center. He was previously a tenured Associate Professor at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) in Madrid, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, and a Visiting Scholar at Boston University, MIT, and the University of Chicago.

His research connects the fields of labor economics, international trade, economic geography, and macroeconomics. In particular, he studies how globali-zation and technology affect labor markets.

Professor Dorn is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, and the Center for Economic Studies/ifo Institute (CESifo) in Munich. He is on the Editorial Board of The Review of Economic Studies, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

His research on the labor market impacts of technology was funded in part by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Prof. Reto Föllmi
Professor für Ökonomie und Direktor des Schweizerischen Instituts für Aussenwirtschaft und Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität St. Gallen.

Reto Föllmi ist Professor für Ökonomie und Direktor des Schweizerischen Instituts für Aussenwirtschaft und Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität St. Gallen. Davor war Föllmi Professor für Makroökonomie an der Universität Bern sowie Gastdozent am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Professor Föllmi ist unter anderem Mitglied der SNF-Kommission Ambizione, Forschungsmitglied des Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) sowie Komiteevorsitzender des Schweizerischen Bundesamts für Statistik (EG WISTA).

Seine Forschungsinteressen liegen in den Bereichen Makroökonomie, internationale Ökonomie und politische Ökonomie. Ein Forschungsschwerpunkt beinhaltet Fragen des Wirtschaftswachstums, des Aussenhandels und der Regulierung von Finanzmärkten. Ein weiterer Forschungsschwerpunkt beinhaltet Fragen nach dem Einfluss von Ungleichheit auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung von Ländern und auf den Aussenhandel.

Prof. Nir Jaimovich
Professor of Economics, Affiliated Professor at the UBS Center of Economics in Society

Nir Jaimovich is a macroeconomist who specializes in studying business cycles and the dynamics of the labor market.

Nir Jaimovich has been appointed Professor of Economics at the University of Zurich as of July 1, 2017. He is affiliated with the UBS Center. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Economic Theory, and a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Economic Fluctuations and Growth program.

Before joining the University of Zurich, he was on the faculty at the Marshall Business School at USC, Duke University, Stanford University, and University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Isabel Martínez
Wissenschaftliche Projektleiterin, Universität St. Gallen.

Isabel Martínez ist seit 2017 wissenschaftliche Projektleiterin am SIAW-HSG. Von 2016 bis 2017 war sie Postdoktorandin am Luxembourg-Institut für sozioökonomische Forschung, LISER. Ihr Doktorat schloss sie 2016 an der Universität St. Gallen ab, nachdem sie 2011 ihren Master in Ökonomie an der Universität Bern absolviert hatte.

Frau Martínez ist Mitglied des Projekts WID.World. Ihre Forschungsinteressen liegen im Bereich politische Ökonomie, Arbeitsmarktökonomie und regionale Ökonomie mit Fokus auf Steuern sowie Ungleichheit von Einkommen und Vermögen.

Prof. Dominic Rohner
Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Lausanne

Dominic Rohner is a Professor of Economics at the University of Lausanne. Having obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2008, Dominic Rohner held faculty positions at the Universi­ties of York and Zurich.

Professor Rohner is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at CESifo. He also holds research affilia­tions at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Zurich, Oslo, and Sussex.

His research focuses on political and development eco­nomics. Several of his recent papers have studied the role of natural resources and social capital in explain­ing armed conflict. His studies have been widely pub­lished in the most renowned journals of the profession, such as for example the Quarterly Journal of Econom­ics, the Journal of Political Economy and the Review of Economic Studies. He has won several prizes and grants, including a 2015 European Research Council (ERC) starting grant for the project “Policies for Peace” amounting to over 1 million Euros.

Prof. Kjetil Storesletten
Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Oslo

Kjetil Storesletten is Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London.

He is op-ed columnist in Dagens Næringsliv, editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Director and board member of the Review of Economic Studies and a member of Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters. His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, political economy, labor economics, risk sharing, asset pricing, and immigration.

Professor Storesletten has published numerous articles in leading economics journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica or Journal of Political Economy. He has received various awards including, in 2012, the Sun Yefang Award.

Prof. Joachim Voth
Professor in Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, endowed by the UBS Center

Joachim Voth is Professor of the Economics of Development and Emerging Markets at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich and Affiliated Professor at the UBS International Center of Economics in Society.

His area of specialization is financial and economic history, with an emphasis on the history of speculative bubbles and stock markets, as well as long-run economic growth.

Professor Voth has published numerous articles in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies. He has received various awards and grants including an ERC Advanced Research Grant for a project on historical asset returns (2009–14). He is currently working on a project about liquidity and asset returns in times of turmoil for which he received a research grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Prof. Roberto Weber
Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Zurich

Roberto Weber is Professor of Behavioral Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. He was previously Professor of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

His specialization lies primarily within the areas of behavioral and experimental economics, decision making, and the study of organizations and institutions.

Professor Weber is a CESifo Research Net­work Fellow and an Associate Editor at Management Science and the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is also on the Editorial Boards of Experimental Economics, The Leadership Quarterly, and Organization Science. His research on leadership was funded in part by a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Prof. Fabrizio Zilibotti
Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, Yale University

Fabrizio Zilibotti is the Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics at Yale University. He was Professor of Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich and both Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Oslo and is a Research Fellow at the CEPR in London.

He has recently been elected President of the European Economic Association for the year 2016. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

His research focuses on macroeconomics, economic growth and development, and the Chinese economy. Professor Zilibotti has published articles in several journals including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies. He is the recipient of the Yrjö Jahnsson 2009 Medal as the best economist in Europe under the age of 45, and of the Sun Yefang Award 2012.

Prof. Josef Zweimüller
Professor of Economics, University of Zurich

Josef Zweimüller is Professor of Economics at the University of Zürich

His research interests are growth and inequality, the effects welfare state programs on the labor market.

Professor Zweimüller is member of research networks. This includes Programme Director of the CEPR Programm Area "Labour Economics", Research Fellow at CESifo in Munich, Member "Ausschuss für Makroökonomie" and "Ausschuss für Bevölkerungsökonomie" at the Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Fellow at IZA Bonn and Research Fellow at CEPR in London.