Research projects
and centers

Fighting poverty with scientific evidence to improve the life of children in need

Thanks to the engagement of our partners, several research projects have already been enabled at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. This includes the establishment of two centers that examine questions associated with development economics.

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. The aim of the center is to offer objective, reliable, and balanced information on the impact and effects of globalization and to present new answers to the challenges global trade is facing today.

Partner: Kühne Foundation

Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center of Economics of Child Development and Breastfeeding

The “Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center of Economics of Child Development and Breastfeeding” is a research center at the University of Zurich. The primary aim of the Center is to undertake high-quality research within economics of child and youth development with a focus on breastfeeding. The main goal of the research is to inform policy-makers and public health organizations in designing policies and programs to improve child and youth development.

Partner: Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation

www.lrfc.uzh.ch

The “Center for Child Well-being and Development” is a research center at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. It was created with the goal of significantly improving the situation of children in developing countries using new economic knowledge. The center’s main objective is to conduct high-quality research in the field of development economics, in order to inform policy makers and multilateral organizations about concrete measures and programs that improve child welfare and development.

Partners: Unicef, SDC

www.ccwd.uzh.ch

The “Zurich Center for Economic Development” is a part of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. The center supports synergetic collaboration between researchers, strong business partners, governmental organizations, and NPOs, both in developed as well as in developing countries, with the objective of designing economic policy measures that alleviate poverty and support prosperity.

Partner: Swiss Re Foundation

www.ced.uzh.ch