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.

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Economics Lunch Spring Term 2020 (Coronavirus pandemic)

March 11, 202012:30S 15Patrick Böhler"Drivers of aggregate US equity and bond ETF flows"
May 27, 202012:30ZoomManuel Buchmann"Skilled or Unskilled? An occupation-based approach of classifying workers in Switzerland."

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Autumn Term 2020

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September 16, 202012:15tbaJorma Schäublin"Discontinuities in Pension Funds Asset Allocation"
September 23, 202012:15tbaChristoph Thommen"The Impact of a Business Cycle Shock on the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Switzerland"
September 30, 202012:15tba
October 7, 202012:15tbaAli Darudi"Auctions for renewables: does the choice of payment scheme matter?"
October 14, 202012:15tbaCaner Ates"Modeling Labor Markets in Agent-Based Macroeconomics"
October 21, 202012:15tbaSinan Acemoglu"Boosting Actuarial Regression Models"
October 28, 202012:15tbaSebastian Fleer"How the Mandatory Disclosure of Forward-Looking Information Affects Financial Intermediation"
November 4, 202012:15tbaVéra Zabrodina"Dynamic Moral Hazard in Nonlinear Health Insurance Contracts"
November 11, 202012:15tba
November 18, 202012:15tbaUlrike Unterhofer"Peer Effects in Active Labour Market Policies"
November 25, 202012:15tbaMarius Faber"Robots and Reshoring: Evidence from Mexican Labor Markets"
December 2, 202012:15tbaMatthias Niggli"Green Potential, Environmental Policy and Heterogeneous Labor Market Responses in Europe"
December 9, 202012:15tba
December 16, 202012:15tbaRaja Daouah"Asymmetric information, opportunism and Financing decisions"