Who we are

The foundation of the Department of Economics
Rec­og­niz­ing the im­por­tance of part­ner­ships for the ad­vance­ment of re­search, the De­part­ment has es­tab­lished the Ex­cel­lence Foun­da­tion Zurich in 2011 as a con­nec­tor and en­abler. Since then, the Foun­da­tion’s main pur­pose has been to iden­ti­fy and form part­ner­ships that sup­port the De­part­ment to flour­ish. The Ex­cel­lence Foun­da­tion Zurich is an in­de­pen­dent foun­da­tion es­tab­lished in ac­cor­dance with Swiss law.
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Pioneering Economics
The De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics aims to as­sume a glob­al­ly lead­ing role tak­ing its place among the world’s top-ranked Uni­ver­si­ties. We want to pro­vide a de­ci­sive con­tri­bu­tion to com­pre­hen­sive and sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic and so­cial poli­cies. As the De­part­men­tʼs foun­da­tion, we up­hold its val­ues, sum­ma­rized in the mot­to Pi­o­neer­ing Eco­nom­ics.
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A network of like-minded peers
Thanks to ex­cel­lent con­tacts and strong part­ner­ships, the De­part­ment has a vi­brant na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al net­work, keep­ing it at the pulse of time. This is also re­flect­ed in the De­part­ment’s Ad­vi­so­ry Board, made up of renowned ex­perts from acad­e­mia, as well as from the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tors from both Switzer­land and abroad.
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“Uniting the best scientists in Zurich in order to take on the central themes of a globalized world using interdisciplinary approaches. That is the mission of the Excellence Foundation Zurich.”

Prof. Ernst Fehr, Uni­ver­si­ty of Zurich