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