Fostering inspiring dialog and exchange
As the foun­da­tion of the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics, we fos­ter di­a­log and ex­change by reg­u­lar­ly or­ga­niz­ing and re­al­iz­ing pub­lic events. We there­by cre­ate an in­ter­face be­tween sci­ence, busi­ness, and so­ci­ety. Sev­er­al No­bel lau­re­ates and many oth­er lead­ing ex­perts in var­i­ous fields held pub­lic lec­tures in Zurich and an­swered the au­di­ence’s ques­tions. Thou­sands of in­ter­est­ed peo­ple have al­ready found their way to the uni­ver­si­ty and were stim­u­lat­ed by new in­sights and ideas.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events


Prof. Michael Kre­mer (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty)
“Pro­mot­ing Glob­al Health and Fight­ing Pover­ty”
Keynote at the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics

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Mathilde Le Moigne (De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)
“Pan­dem­ic and Eco­nom­ics” on­line event se­ries, Part 4
“Glob­al Trade in Times of Covid-19”

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Chris­t­ian Ruff (De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)
“Pan­dem­ic and Eco­nom­ics” on­line event se­ries, Part 3
“Why We Com­ply with So­cial Norms”

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Teodo­ra Bone­va (De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)
“Pan­dem­ic and Eco­nom­ics” on­line event se­ries, Part 2
“The Covid-19 In­equal­i­ty Pro­ject: Im­pact on the La­bor Mar­ket”

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To­bias Strau­mann (Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich)
“Pan­dem­ic and Eco­nom­ics” on­line event se­ries, Part 1
“Eine Krise wie keine an­dere”

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Prof. Ralph Ossa (De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics UZH)
Keynote zu Han­del­skriegen
Event für UZH-Alum­ni, Lon­don

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Ur­ban Eco­nom­ic Con­fer­ence (in co­op­er­a­tion with the NOMIS Foun­da­tion)
Ur­ban Eco­nom­ics, a rapid­ly grow­ing in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary field that com­bines eco­nom­ics with ge­og­ra­phy, and re­lat­ed aca­d­e­m­ic dis­ci­plines in­clud­ing so­ci­ol­o­gy, po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, pub­lic health, and cli­ma­tol­ogy


Jahressym­po­sium (Mar­lene Porsche Grad­u­ate School of Neu­roe­co­nom­ics)
Wie Men­schen fi­nanzielle, moralis­che und soziale Werte in ihre Entschei­dun­gen ein­beziehen und aus­bal­ancieren
Keynote Lec­tures von Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio (Uni­ver­si­ty of Gene­va) und Prof. Cen­dri Hutch­er­son (Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to)


Prof. Pen­ny Gold­berg (Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, Chef-Ökonomin Welt­bank)
Trade and De­vel­op­ment: The Next Chap­ter


Manuel Sager (DEZA)
Was sind die ak­tuellen Her­aus­forderun­gen für die in­ter­na­tionale En­twick­lungszusam­me­nar­beit?


Prof. Michael Kre­mer (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty)
Keynote Lec­ture
CCWD An­nu­al Con­fer­ence 2018 on “Child Health – Chil­dren’s Life Jour­neys and Crit­i­cal In­flec­tion Points”

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Richard David Precht (Philosoph, Pub­lizist und Best­seller­autor)
Pop­ulis­mus, Post‐Truth, Polemik – was geschieht mit un­seren Werten?

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Prof. Richard H. Thaler (Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go)
Mis­be­hav­ing – The Mak­ing of Be­hav­ioral Eco­nom­ics

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Prof. Robert H. Frank (Cor­nell Uni­ver­si­ty)
Ef­fi­cien­cy, Moral­i­ty, and Free­dom

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Prof. em. Sir Richard La­yard (Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics)
What makes peo­ple hap­py / un­hap­py?

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Jakob von Uexküll (Stifter und Grün­der des Right Liveli­hood Award)
Bracht es gute Men­schen für eine gute Gesellschaft?

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Robert J. Gor­don (Pro­fes­sor der Wirtschaftswis­senschaften)
Eco­nom­ic growth in the West. Can in­no­va­tion save us from the six head­winds?


Prof. Dan Ariely (Duke Uni­ver­si­ty)
The (Hon­est) Truth about Dis­hon­esty


No­bel­preisträger James J. Heck­man
Eco­nom­ics of In­equal­i­ty & Hu­man De­vel­op­ment


Richard David Precht (Philosoph, Pub­lizist und Best­seller­autor)
Wem gehört die Bil­dung?

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