Professorships

Endowed professorships are an important instrument for attracting excellent talent and new expertise to Zurich and for promoting research and teaching in a targeted manner. Inspiring professors have an important effect: They motivate students and doctoral students for their field. They build a sustainable network within the international scientific community and position themselves as experts for the media. Thus, the creation and funding of an endowed professorship guarantees a sustainable impact.

Together for a sustainable impact

Anne Ardila Brenøe

Anne Ardila Brenøe

Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Assistant Professorship of Child and Youth Development with a focus on breastfeeding
Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (LRF) Center for Economics of Breastfeeding
Phone: +41 44 634 55 54
anne.brenoe@econ.uzh.ch
Anne Ardila Brenøe is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Research Director of the LRF Center for Economics of Breastfeeding at the University of Zurich. Her primary research interests are in applied microeconomics. Specifically, her ongoing research focuses on infant nutrition. For this, she looks for answers to questions such as: Why do most mothers not meet the WHO’s recommendation of six months of exclusive breastfeeding, although it seems to be one of the most effective ways to reduce infant mortality and morbidity? What are the causal (and not just correlational) effects of breastfeeding on child development?

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Carlos Alós-Ferrer

Carlos Alós-Ferrer

NOMIS Professorship for Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory
Phone: +41 44 634 10 16
carlos.alos-ferrer@econ.uzh.ch
Decisions are often based on a conflict between different processes. What does this mean? How and why do preferences change? How can we measure the intensity of conflicts between different behavioral tendencies? These and similar questions are the core of Professor Alós-Ferrer’s research. His fields of expertise include neuroeconomics, decision theory, game theory, evolution, and learning in games and markets.

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Guilherme Lichand

Guilherme Lichand

Assistant Professorship for Child Well-being and Development, supported by UNICEF Switzerland
Center for Child Well-being and Development (CCWD)
Phone: +41 44 634 23 01
guilherme.lichand@econ.uzh.ch
Focusing on development economics, political economy, and behavioral economics his research aims to significantly improve the situation of children and youth in developing countries using economic knowledge and innovative technology. How can we improve child and teenager development? What is the best way to provide reliable evidence for the efficient design of programs and policies and by supporting their route to scale?

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Lorenzo Casaburi

Lorenzo Casaburi

Associate Professorship of Development Economics, endowed by Swiss Re Foundation
Zurich Center for Economic Development (ZCED)
Phone: +41 44 634 61 38
lorenzo.casaburi@econ.uzh.ch
Lorenzo Casaburi’s research focuses on development economics, political economy, behavioral economics, and public finance. With his work, he provides answers to questions, such as: What are the characteristics of agricultural markets in sub-Saharan Africa in terms of market structure and agricultural finance? How can behavioral insights help us identify underlying mechanisms of market structures? What is the role of the state?

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Ralph Ossa

Ralph Ossa

Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade
Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics
Phone: +41 44 634 55 78
ralph.ossa@econ.uzh.ch
Ralph Ossa is Chairman of the Department of Economics and holds the Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade. His research focuses on international economics with a particular emphasis on questions of policy relevance. For example, he has explored the economics of trade wars and trade talks and estimated how much countries gain from international trade.

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Roberto Weber

Roberto Weber

Professorship of the Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, endowed by Credit Suisse
Phone: +41 44 634 36 88
roberto.weber@econ.uzh.ch
Professor Weber’s research falls primarily within the areas of behavioral and experimental economics, decision-making, and the study of organizations and institutions. He addresses questions, such as: How can we combat socially costly unethical conduct? Do leaders affect ethical conduct? Whom do we trust and how much does it cost? How can we measure trust?

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This is how you can support our professorships

Endowed professorships enable us to bring excellent talent and new expertise to Zurich and to provide targeted support for research and teaching. Contribute with your donation so that these professorships can continue their research and achieve their goals. Together we have the opportunity to make a difference and achieve many things.

Professorships