Economics Lunch

The Economics Lunch provides an excellent opportunity for doctoral students and Postdocs at the Faculty of Business and Economics to present their research and advance it productively through discussions with fellow students and professors. All Ph.D. students at the Faculty of Business and Economics must present in the Economics Lunch at least once before finishing their doctorate. Depending on availability, the Economics Lunch is also open for professors, and for doctoral students from other institutions.

Click here for detailed information on the Economics Lunch for presenters. In order to register for a slot, please send an email to 

Without notice to the contrary, the Economics Lunch will take place in hybrid format with the speaker present. The Zoom-Link will be provided with the invitation to the seminar. Non-members of the faculty please contact:


Spring Term 2024

February 28, 202412:15S15 and ZoomJeremias LenziEfficient Voting Mechanisms in the Absence of Identification Systems13:10 
March 6, 202412:15S15 and ZoomRobin ArgueyrollesSaving Money Twice for Twice the Benefits - The Impact of Gasoline and Diesel Subsidy Reforms on Global Biofuel Mandates13:10 
March 13, 202412:15S15 and ZoomLucca NietlispachPreliminary: Revenue Streams of Social Impact Incubators and Accelerators: The Influence of Program Benefits13:10 
March 20, 202412:15S15 and ZoomMartina BossardProcuring New Ideas: On the Value of Performance Information in Innovation Tournaments13:10 

March 27, 2024

12:15S15 and ZoomMarie-Catherine BieriAssessing Economic Sentiment with Newspaper Text Indices: Evidence from Switzerland13.10 
April 3, 202412:15S15 and ZoomMatthias Nadler

DeFi Risk Transfer: Towards A Fully Decentralized Insurance Protocol

April 10, 202412:15S15 and ZoomLars FluriDense-to-sparse neural network modelling for accounting data using feature importance attributions13:10 
April 17, 202412:15S15 and Zoom  13:10 
April 24, 202412:15S15 and Zoom


May 1, 2024
 No SeminarTag der Arbeit   
May 8, 202412:15S15 and Zoom  13:10 
May 15, 202412:15S15 and ZoomFelix BekemeierRisk underwriting in Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Market stability under prediction market structures13:10 
May 22, 202412:15S15 and ZoomHéctor RamírezThe role of seasonal thermal energy storage in the decarbonization of the Swiss residential sector13:10 
May 29, 202412:15S15 and ZoomJuri Nithammer (University of Potsdam)

Payoffs, Beliefs, and Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games