The Department hosts five research centers as well as two world-renowned research laboratories
The Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics is home to the Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS Lab) and the Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioral Economics.
Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research (SNS Lab)
The SNS Lab combines cutting-edge brain imaging technologies with non-invasive brain stimulation, neurophar- macology, and computational modeling to explore the biological mechanisms that underlie economic decision making.
Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioral Economics
The department hosts the world-renowned Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioral Economics, which provides an excellent infrastructure for conducting experimental research.
The aim of the Zurich Center for Economic Development is to create a synergistic cooperation between professors, postdocs, doctoral students, strong partners in business, government and non-profit organizations both in highly developed and developing countries for the purpose of designing and evaluating economic policies that facilitate the alleviation of poverty and help build prosperity.
The Center for Child Well-being and Development was created to tackle the most pressing questions related to basic opportunities for children in developing countries. The center’s main goal is to undertake high-quality research in the field of Development Economics to inform policy-makers and multilateral organizations in designing policies and programs to improve child welfare and development.
LRF Center for Economics of Breastfeeding
The primary aim of the LRF Center for Economics of Breastfeeding is to undertake high-quality research to inform policy-makers and public health organizations in designing policies and programs to improve child and youth development.
Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization
The Kühne Center for Sustainable Globalization is a research center based on a long-term cooperation between the Kühne Foundation and the University of Zurich. It aims to establish itself as a thought leader on issues surrounding economic globalization – by conducting relevant research and making its insights available to a broad audience.