The digitalization of numerous services is on the rise, including in the healthcare sector. Amanda Dahlstrand, an assistant professor in our department, studied how telemedicine affects the quality of healthcare.
Economic issues deal with the most diverse aspects of globalization. In this contribution, researchers from our department examine different aspects of this extensive topic.
A recently published paper by Christian Ewerhart and Julia Lareida provides novel insights into the role of communication in situations of conflict.
UZH ranks first in WirtschaftsWoche's latest economics ranking.
The latest issue of our magazine is here and is entirely dedicated to the topic of "globalization".
These fundamental question was discussed at the ECONnect event by Prof. Ernst Fehr and former Federal Councillor Kaspar Villiger.
Three researchers from our institute have recently begun their new research project, supported by SNSF fundings.
Ihre bahnbrechende Arbeit hat unser Verständnis von Geschlechterungleichheit und Arbeitsmärkten revolutioniert.
Three young researchers from the Department of Economics presented their research at this year's Annual Research Night in an entertaining "Research Slam" format.
Bern needs facts. To prepare political briefings, various federal authorities work closely with researchers. But only a small number of research tenders go to universities. Bruno Parnisari from the Federal Social Insurance Office and economics professor Josef Zweimüller discuss the reasons for this.
Why is the Earth not flat, but spherical? Michael Wolf, together with co-authors has developed a new, easy-to-understand statistical method to determine the curvature of the Earth.
Gender inequality is not only based on the effects of gender norms on behavior and choices, but also, if not even more so, on perceived gender norms. A new survey across 60 countries shows that misperceptions regarding the support of affirmative action for women are widespread.
Fairness is not just a philosophical concept, it is part of our biological and evolutionary nature. But fairness is not above all things, and our ideas of fairness are not universal. Conflicts are pre-programmed, especially in industrialised societies.
Article by Christian Ruff in the NZZ (in German)
Nick Netzer publishes a Op-Ed in the NZZ on the topic "Why economics?" He argues that the public perception of economics does not match reality.
Congratulations to Dina Pomeranz and Florian Scheuer. Dina Pomeranz receives an SNSF Consolidator Grant of CHF 1.75 million for her research project "Raising Money for the State: Strengthening Tax Capacity in Lower-Income Countries while Minimizing the Burden on the Poor". Florian Scheuer receives an SNSF Consolidator Grant of CHF 1.22 million for his project "Taxing Capital Gains".
Financial incentives work in many areas, but they are controversial. Critics worry that incentives designed to encourage certain behaviors may also lead to undesirable side effects. A recent study refutes these concerns.