The UBS Center fosters world-class research in economics on all levels by endowing several new permanent professorships and assistant professorships and awarding full doctoral scholarships. The thematic focus of the center’s endowed professorships is on interdisciplinary and forward-looking research that covers today’s major issues relating to the economy and the financial markets.
The recruitment for all positions is done autonomously by the University of Zurich and scholarships are awarded according to University guidelines. All holders of these positions and grants are full members of the Department of Economics, where they carry out their research. They are furthermore associated members of the UBS Center, where they join forces in enhancing the dissemination and impact of their research within and beyond academic circles and in fostering an ongoing dialogue between academia, business, politics, and the broader public.