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Department of Economics



Monte Verita

SNF Sinergia - CEPR Conference Economic Inequality, Labor Markets and International Trade
June 15-18, 2014 in Ascona
Keynote speakers:

  • Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
  • James R. Markusen (University of Colorado at Boulder and CEPR)
  • Kiminori Matsuyama (Northwestern University)
  • Peter Neary (University of Oxford and CEPR)
  • Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Diessenhof Unterhofen

Sinergia Workshop 2013
Economic Inequality and International Trade


October 24-25, 2013 in Diessenhofen

Program (PDF, 48 KB)
Hurden Rössli


Sinergia Workshop 2012
Economic Inequality and International Trade


October 11-12, 2012 in Hurden

Program (PDF, 57 KB)


Sinergia Seminar


The Sinergia Seminar meets three times a semester and offers to Ph.D. students the opportunity to present their current research in the fields of macroeconomics and labor markets in front of a critical audience. Please visit the Events site of the new Sinergia Project 'Inequality and Globalization' for current Sinergia Seminars.


Sinergia Research Seminar 2015:

Course catalogue FS15

Program FS15 (PDF, 40 KB)
Course catalogue HS15

Program HS15 (PDF, 43 KB)



Sinergia Research Seminar 2014:

Course catalogue FS14

Program FS14 (PDF, 42 KB)

Course catalogue HS14

Program HS14 (PDF, 43 KB)



Sinergia Research Seminar 2013:

Program FS13 (PDF, 46 KB)

Program HS13 (PDF, 46 KB)



Sinergia Research Seminar 2012:

Program FS12 (PDF, 25 KB)

Program HS12 (PDF, 46 KB)



Other Courses:

Distribution and Growth (lecture at uzh), Christian Kiedaisch, every spring semester

Economics of Globalisation (seminar at uzh), Josef Zweimüller

International Economics (lecture at unisg), Reto Föllmi, Irene Fensore, Fabian Schnell

International Trade (lecture at unisg), Reto Föllmi, Irene Fensore, Fabian Schnell

Simulation Techniques for Applied Microeconomics (lecture at ETHZ), James Markusen, May 2012, 13 and 14

Symmetry Breaking (lecture at ETHZ), Kiminori Matsuyama, June 2014

Growth and Development (seminar at unisg), Manuel Oechslin, May 2013

Unified Growth Theory and Comparative Economic Development (lecture at unisg), Oded Galor, December 2012