NOMIS Professorship for Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory
Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics (ZNE)
Phone: +41 44 634 10 16
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.
Associate Professorship of Development Economics, endowed by Swiss Re Foundation
Zurich Center for Economic Development (ZCED)
Phone: +41 44 634 61 38
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?
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
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 teenagers’ 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?
Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade
Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics
Phone: +41 44 634 55 78
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.
Professorship of the Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, endowed by Credit Suisse
Phone: +41 44 634 36 88
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?