Scientific Advisory Committee

Guarantors for research at the highest level

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Excellence Foundation Zurich consists of three Nobel laureates in Economics. They guarantee research at the highest international level.

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Prof. George A. Akerlof

University of California, Berkeley
2001 Nobel Prize for the analysis of markets with asymmetrical information

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Prof. James Heckman

University of Chicago
2000 Nobel Prize for the development of theories and methods in microeconomics

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Prof. Daniel Kahneman

Princeton University
2002 Nobel Prize for the introduction of insights from psychological research into economics

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Advisory Board of
the Department of Economics

The Advisory Board supports the department on its journey to becoming world class

The Advisory Board of the Department of Economics consists of renowned experts from economics, as well as from the private and public sectors in Switzerland and abroad. Its members have a general advisory function, but no decision-making powers. The Advisory Board meets twice a year to learn about the newest developments at the department and to support the department with its factual knowledge.

Rabih Abouchakra

Managing Director Office of Strategic Affairs
Crown Prince Court
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Philippe Aghion

Professor of Economics
Harvard University
Cambridge (MA), USA

Dan Ariely

Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics
Duke University
Durham (NC), USA

Dieter Berninghaus

Chairman of the Executive Board
SIGNA Group
Zurich, Switzerland

Bruno Dobler

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors
Zürcher Kantonalbank
Zurich, Switzerland

Ernst Fehr

Professor of Economics
Director, UBS Center
Zurich, Switzerland

Peter A. Fischer

Economics editor-in-chief
Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ
Zurich, Switzerland

Rainer-Marc Frey

Investor
Zurich, Switzerland

Christoph Franz

President of the Board of Directors
Roche Holding
Zurich, Switzerland

Serge Etienne Gaillard

Head of the Federal Finance Administration
Bern, Switzerland

Hans-Werner Gassner

Chairman of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Bruno Gehrig

Board Member
Winterthur, Switzerland

Karl Gernandt

Executive Chairman
Kühne Holding AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Mario Greco

Group Chief Executive Officer
Zurich Insurance
Zurich, Switzerland

Thomas Held

Former director of Avenir Suisse – think tank for social and economic issues
Zurich, Switzerland

Philippe Hildebrand

Vice Chairman
BlackRock
Zurich, Switzerland

Bengt Holmstrom

Professor of Economics
MIT
Cambridge (MA), USA

Johann Christian Jacobs

Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Jacobs Foundation White & Case LLP
Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board
SNB
Zurich, Switzerland

Walter Kielholz

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Swiss Re Ltd.
Zurich, Switzerland

Philip Kramer

Director
Excellence Foundation Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Beatrix Morath

Managing Director, AlixPartners
Zurich, Switzerland

Carolina Müller-Möhl

President of the Müller-Möhl Group
Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Nobel

Partner
Nobel & Hug Attorney at Law
Zurich, Switzerland

Marcel Rohner

Founder and President, Löwenfeld Inc. and
Member of the Board of Directors, UBP –
Union Bancaire Privée
Member of the Board of several financial services and industrial companies
Aarau, Switzerland

Urs Rohner

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Credit Suisse Group AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Samih Sawiris

Executive Chairman
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG
Altdorf, Switzerland

Urs Schäppi

Chief Executive Officer
Swisscom Schweiz
Bern, Switzerland

Herbert J. Scheidt

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vontobel Group
Zurich, Switzerland

Urs E. Schwarzenbach

Property Owner
Investor
Zurich, Switzerland

Hubertine Underberg-Ruder

President of the Board of Directors
Underberg AG
Zurich, Switzerland

Patrick Warnking

Country Director
Google Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Axel A. Weber

Chairman of the Board of Directors
UBS AG
Zurich, Switzerland