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.

Prof. George A. Akerlof

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

Prof. James Heckman

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

Prof. Daniel Kahneman

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

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

Sergio P. Ermotti

Chair­man
Swiss Re Ltd
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

Christoph Franz

Pres­i­dent of the Board of Di­rec­tors
Roche Hold­ing
Zurich, Switzer­land

Rainer-Marc Frey

In­vestor
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

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

Hon­orary Chair­man
Swiss Re Ltd
Zurich, Switzer­land

Barbara Kux

Vice Chair­man of Fir­menich, Mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Grosvenor Group, Henkel and Parge­sa Hold­ing.
Zurich, Switzer­land

Roger Liebi

Deputy Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors
Zürcher Kan­ton­al­bank
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

Ralph Ossa

Chair­man of the De­part­ment of Eco­nom­ics UZH
Zurich, Switzer­land

Katrin Polzer

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor
Ex­cel­lence Foun­da­tion Zurich
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

For­mer 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

Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO EDGE
Zug, Switzer­land

Urs E. Schwarzenbach

Prop­er­ty Own­er
In­vestor
Zurich, Switzer­land

Franziska Tschudi Sauber

Mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors
Swiss Life Group
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

Tina Wüstemann

Part­ner at Bär & Kar­rer
Zurich, Switzer­land