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  • A visit to the Swiss National Bank

    Martin Schlegel schloss 2003 sein Ökonomiestudium an der Universität Zürich ab. Anschliessend stieg er bei der Schweizerischen Nationalbank (SNB) ein und ist heute Vizepräsident des Direktoriums. .inspired besuchte den Alumnus in seinem Büro am Bundesplatz in Bern und sprach mit ihm über Ziele und Herausforderungen der SNB, den Schweizer Franken und seine Laufbahn.

  • Andreas I. Mueller, new member of the professorial staff

    Andreas I. Mueller has joined the Department of Economics as a professor of macroeconomics and labor markets as of June 1st.

  • The human quest for fairness and equality: social and economic consequences and policy implications

    Alumni in the fields of sociology, political science and economics gathered to listen to Ernst Fehr’s lecture on the roots of egalitarian aspirations. Afterwards, young politicians Ronja Jansen and Matthias Müller discussed the political implications of his findings.

  • Douglas Bernheim receives Honorary Doctorate from UZH

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics honors Prof. Dr. Douglas Bernheim of Stanford University on recommendation from the Department of Economics for his varied research work, in particular in the fields of game theory and behavioral economics.

  • Exploring Economics Beyond the Classroom

    At the 6th ECONnect event this week, Ralph Ossa, Chief Economist at the WTO, Rikke Riber Rasmussen, Principal Economist at Google Switzerland, and Gregory Crawford, Chief Economist at Zalando and Professor of Economics at UZH, spoke about what their work looks like outside the university.

  • The WTO is at a crossroads

    Ralph Ossa was appointed as the new Chef Economist of the WTO a year ago. He recently gave an interview to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's leading reference newspapers.

  • Multiple recognition of the achievements of our researchers

  • Annual Research Night: Special Guest Anne Applebaum

    Pulitzer Prize Winner Anne Applebaum was warmly welcomed at the Annual Research Night 2023 and impressed with her lecture «Autocracy Inc.: How the World’s Authoritarians Work Together».

  • David Dorn receives Hermann-Heinrich-Gossen-Preis

    David Dorn receives the German Economic Association's most prestigious academic prize, the Hermann-Heinrich-Gossen award. It is conferred annually to the best economist under age 45 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Ulf Zölitz – Promotion to Associate Professor with tenure

    Prof. Dr. Ulf Zölitz has been promoted by the Board of the University to Associate Professor ad personam of Economics of Child and Youth Development, effective October 1, 2023.

  • Five questions to: Amanda Dahlstrand

    Amanda Dahlstrand joined the Department of Economics as Assistant Professor of Applied Microeconomics in July 2023. Amanda works in the areas of organizations, labor and development, with a focus on health and inequality within those fields.

  • Congratulations June

    A successful semester in many ways is coming to a close. Members of the Department have received institutional, national and international appreciation for their work.


  • Successful PhD Graduates

    After graduating, our students typically receive numerous offers for employment, including at leading academic and policy institutions or in industry. Many choose to pursue academic careers, where they compete internationally for the best academic positions. Chiara Aina and Regina Siebel chose to pursue academic positions and both received offers from several outstanding Economics Departments.

  • New endowed professorship in Sustainable Economics in partnership with Vontobel Foundation

    Effectively combating climate change requires fundamental changes in economy and society. How can we achieve sustainable management of our resources while minimising the loss of prosperity? Which countries, industries and companies will be the winners and which the losers of climate change? How can we achieve international cooperation in environmental policy ? Researchers at the Department of Economics are investigating these and similar questions within the framework of the research focus "Achieving a Sustainable Economy".

  • UZH Postdoc Team Award

    Congratulations to Silvia Maier and Marcus Grüschow on winning the UZH Postdoc Team Award! The new UZH Postdoc Team Award recognizes interdisciplinary postdoctoral teams for their outstanding and independent scientific achievements.

  • Portrait of Joshua Angrist

    Nobel Laureate Joshua Angrist visits Department of Economics

    We had the pleasure of welcoming Nobel Laureate Joshua Angrist (MIT) to our Department recently.

  • Portrait of New Chairman and Vice Chairman

    Florian Scheuer and Björn Bartling - New Chairman and Vice Chairman

    Florian Scheuer, previously Vice Chairman, has taken on the role of new Chairman to the Department, and Björn Bartling has taken on the role of Vice Chairman.