Past semesters

The Economics Lunch provides an excellent opportunity for doctoral students of the WWZ and for young researchers from other institutions to present their own research (ideas and possible results) and advance it productively through discussions with other doctoral students and professors.

DATETIMEPLACE PRESENTERTOPICTIMEEconomics Lunch "plus" Presenter and Topic
September 22, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
September 29, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomDr. Daniele Ballinari"Retail investors' trading activity and the predictability of stock return correlations"13:10 
October 6, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
October 13, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
October 20, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomJoëlle Velvart"Social norms, identity and the green electricity mix"13:10 
October 27, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomKevin Huynh"Model Averaging of Count Data Regressions"13:10 
November 3, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
November 10, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
November 17, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom 


November 24, 202112:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
December 1, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomVéra Zabrodina"Unemployment Insurance in the Presence of Heterogeneity"13:10Prof. Conny Wunsch: "Exogenous Wage Cuts and Family Labour Supply" (joint work with Dragan Filimonovic)
December 8, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomAugustin Ignatov"Highways and Convergence - New Economic Geography Empirics"13:10 
December 15, 202112:15S 15 and ZoomDr. Lorenz Hartmann"An Axiomatization of Alpha-Maxmin Expected Utility Preferences"13:10 
Economics Lunch
Economics Lunch "plus"
March 3, 202112:15ZoomCyrill Bühler"Capital Returns after a Terms of Trade Shock"13:10  
March 10, 202112:15ZoomSeverin Zimmermann"The Consequences of Hosting Asylum Seekers for Citizens' Policy Preferences"13:10  
March 17, 202112:15ZoomAlice Hengevoss"The Effect of Comprehensive INGO Accountability on Program Effectiveness: Towards a Discursive Logic"13:10Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein"Effects of COVID-19 volunteering on the willingness to volunteer long-term"
March 24, 202112:15ZoomNo seminar 13:10  
March 31, 202112:15ZoomNo seminar 13:10  
April 7, 202112:15ZoomNo seminar 13:10  
April 14, 202112:15ZoomFintan Oeri"How Economic Resources, Lobbying Capacity and Group Type shape Lobbying Influence" (preliminary paper on demand)13:10  
April 21, 202112:15ZoomMichael Huynh"Swiss pension funds and the determinants of free cash flow"13:10  
April 28, 202112:15Zoom  13:10  
May 5, 202112:15ZoomAndrea Ghisletta"The impact of vocational training interventions on youth labor market outcomes: a meta-analysis"13:10  
May 12, 202112:15ZoomDr. Kumar Rishabh"Fintech Lending and Sales Manipulation"13:10  
May 19, 202112:15ZoomThomas Gerber"Examining the Spread of Trade Theories in 19th Century British Parliament" 13:10  
May 26, 202112:15ZoomNicholas Arnold"NPO Approaches Towards Companies and Effects on Households' Willingness to Buy and Donate"13:10  
June 2, 202112:15ZoomRaja Daouahpostponed13:10 
September 16, 202012:15WWZ Auditorium max. 29 on registration only, and ZoomJorma Schäublin"Pension Funds. Managing the Funding Ratio"
September 23, 202012:15Seminar room S15 max. 24 on registration only, and ZoomChristoph Thommen"The Impact of a Business Cycle Shock on the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Switzerland"
September 30, 202012:15Seminar room S15 max. 24 on registration only, and Zoom
October 7, 202012:15Seminar room S15 max. 24 on registration only, and ZoomAli Darudi"Auctions for renewables: does the choice of payment scheme matter?"
October 14, 202012:15Seminar room S15 max. 24 on registration only, and ZoomCaner Ates

"Modeling Labor Markets in Agent-Based Macroeconomics"

October 21, 202012:15Seminar room S15 max. 24 on registration only, and ZoomUlrike Unterhofer"Peer Effects in Active Labour Market Policies"
October 28, 202012:15ZoomSebastian Fleer"How the Mandatory Disclosure of Forward-Looking Information Affects Financial Intermediation"
November 4, 202012:15ZoomVéra Zabrodina"Dynamic Moral Hazard in Nonlinear Health Insurance Contracts"
November 11, 202012:15ZoomCarla Mendes"Electric mobility in Switzerland: How many Teslas can the system deal with?"
November 18, 202012:15ZoomSinan Acemoglu"Boosting Actuarial Regression Models"
November 25, 202012:15ZoomMarius Faber"Robots and Reshoring: Evidence from Mexican Labor Markets"
December 2, 202012:15ZoomMatthias Niggli"Environmental Policy and Heterogeneous Labor Market Effects: Evidence from Europe"
December 9, 202012:15ZoomRachel Straumann"Choice of nursing home: The out-of-pocket price is pivotal"
December 16, 202012:15postponed to Spring Term 2021Raja Daouah

"Asymmetric information, opportunism and Financing decisions"

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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September 18, 201912:30S 15Dr. Gwendolin Sajons"What Drives Gender Differences in Negotiation? An Exploration in Virtual Reality."
September 25, 201912:30S 15

Aakriti Mathur, PhD student The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and BIS

"In the dangerzone! Regulatory uncertainty and voluntary bank capital surpluses"
October 2, 201912:30S 15

Kevin Trutmann, PhD student Faculty of Psychology

"The Role of Learning in the Disposition Effect"
October 9, 201912:30S 15Dr. Elena Shvartsman"Stress, Autonomy, and Incentives"
October 16, 201912:30S 15Sophie Hersberger"Institutional Isomorphism and Nonprofit Professionalization: For Better or Worse?"
October 23, 201912:30S 15Nicolas Schreiner"Transfer Payout Systems and Financial Distress"
October 30, 201912:30S 15Nikola Jovanoski

"The Effect of Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage Required by US State Law"

November 6, 201912:30S 15Dr. Cédric Wasser"Buyer-Optimal Extensionproof Information"
November 13, 201912:30S 15Alexander Seiler"FX Hedging of Bonds in Foreign Currency"
November 20, 201912:30S 15
November 27, 201912:30S 15Jonas Savelsberg"Putting the heat on electricity markets: on heat wave impacts and spillovers"
December 4, 201912:30S 15Kerstin Hansen"Experiencing Booms and Busts in the Welfare State and Preferences for Redistribution"
December 11, 201912:30S 15Elisa Gerten"Digitalization, workplace organization and employee motivation: A mediation analysis"
December 18, 201912:30S 15Camila Plaza"More consultations, less talking medicine: Evidence of the Swiss Physician Reimbursement Reform"
February 20, 201912:30S 15Andreas Freitag"Exchange-rate pass-through via the supply side"
February 27, 201912:30S 15Sara Stühlinger"Financial Management Competencies in Nonprofit Organizations" Abstract
March 6, 201912:30S 15
March 13, 201912:30No Seminar - Basler Fasnacht
March 20, 201912:30S 15

Rahel Braun

"Heterogeneity in Inflation and Substitution Across Households" Abstract
March 27, 201912:30S 15Lisa Oberländer, PhD cand. Paris School of Economics"The hotter, the fatter? Weather fluctuations and Food Consumption in Mexico" Abstract
April 3, 201912:30S 15Marius Faber"The impact of technology and trade on migration: Evidence from the US" Abstract
April 10, 201912:30S 15
April 17, 201912:30 - 13:45S 15

Featuring WWZ Research Seminar

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Findeisen, University of Mannheim

"Adjusting to Robots: Worker-Level Evidence"

Host: Prof. Dr. Kurt Schmidheiny

April 24, 201912:30S 15
May 1, 201912:30No Seminar - Labour Day
May 8, 201912:30S 15Dragan Filimonovic"Increase in Fines and Enforcer's Behaviour: Evidence from Belgrade's Buses." Abstract
May 15, 201912:30S 15

Diep Nguyen

"Learn or React? An Experimental Study of Preventive Health Decision MakingAbstract
May 22, 201912:30S 15Romina Ruprecht
"Monetary Policy Implementation under Negative Interest Rates." Abstract
September 19, 201812:30S 15
September 26, 201812:30S 15

Dr. Steve Heinke, Faculty of Psychology, Center of Economic Psychology: "Active and Passive Information Acquisition: Application to Financial Markets" (abstract)

October 3, 201812:30S 15Hamza Mirza: "Audit Market Concentration and
Regulatory Reforms" (abstract)
October 10, 201812:30S 15Kumar Rishabh: "Bank as a Venture Capitalist" (abstract)
October 17, 201812:30S 15
October 24, 201812:30S 15Dr. Anton Bondarev: "Games without winners: Catching-up with the leader under asymmetric spillovers" (abstract)
October 31, 201812:30S 15Dr. Matthias Krapf: "The Joint Distribution of Wealth and Income Risk: Evidence from Bern" (abstract)
November 7, 201812:30S 15Cancelled
November 14, 201812:30S 15Anja Roth joint with Dr. Michaela Slotwinski: "Gender norms and income misreporting within households" (abstract)

November 21, 2018

12:30S 15Istvàn Hegedüs: "Autonomy, Monitoring and Performance" (abstract)
November 28, 201812:30S 15
December 5, 201812:30S 15Dr. Tsz-Ning Wong: "Evidence acquisition under private information: When do test monitoring and mandatory disclosure improve market information" (abstract)
December 12, 201812:30S 15David Gallusser: "Size, sorting or returns? Decomposing the association of financial sector pay and the rise in Swiss wage inequality" (abstract)
December 19, 201812:30S 15Maja Zarkovic: "Combining Climate Policy Instruments: How the Swiss do it and what it delivers" (abstract)

Program for the Spring Term 2018

Usually, presentations take place on Wednesdays from 12.30 to 1.15 pm in the seminar room S15 (WWZ).


Presenter and Topic

Feb 28, 2018

Zornitsa Todorova (External PhD)-"Monetary Policy through International Supply Chains: Evidence from Europe"(abstract)

March 7, 2018

Joséphine Molleyres-"Central Clearing: Effects on Corporate Credit Risk" (abstract)

March 14, 2018

Stephanie Armbruster- "The effects of flood events on land and housing value: Evidence from the Swiss real estate market" (abstract)

March 21, 2018

Beaumont Schoeman- "The Effect of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Labour Supply, Bargaining Power, and Welfare in a Developing Country Setting" (abstract)

March 28, 2018

April 4, 2018

Samuel Häfner - "Risk-Aversion and Misperceived Winning Probabilities in Discriminatory Share Auctions."(abstract)

April 11, 2018

Bich Diep Nguyen-"Youth Decision Making Autonomy and Educational Attainment" (abstract)

April 18, 2018

Prof. Meredith Fowlie, PhD - "Mitigating Emissions Leakage in Incomplete Carbon Markets" (abstract)

Room S 13

April 25, 2018

Adrian Ettlin - "Dynamic Modeling of Peer-to-Peer Power Market Making" (abstract)

May 2, 2018

Aurelio Perucca- "Impact of technological development in the audit market on earnings transparency" (abstract)

May 9, 2018

Heiko Sorg- "On the Functional Modelling of Risk-neutral Inflation Densities" (abstract)

May 16, 2018

Romina Ruprecht- "Negative Interest Rates as an Exchange Rate Targeting Tool" (abstract)

May 23, 2018

Moritz Schillinger- "Bidding into Balancing Markets in a hydro-dominated Electricity System" (abstract)

May 30, 2018

Anne Schertenleib- "How to Achieve The Switch From Private Car Use To Sustainable Transport Options In Leisure Travel" (abstract)

Program for the Autumn Term 2017

Usually, presentations take place on Wednesdays from 12.30 to 1.15 pm in the seminar room S 15 (WWZ).


Presenter and Topic

September 20, 2017

September 27, 2017

Lukas Fabian Eckert- "Stay don't run away:Hospital reimbursement schemes and patients' length of stay." (abstract)

October 4, 2017

October 11, 2017

Dragan Filimonovic-"Income Decline and Consumption:Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Serbia" (abstract)

October 18, 2017

Anja Roth- „How the Provision of Childcare Affects Attitudes towards Maternal Employment“. (abstract)

October 25, 2017

Lukas Altermatt- "Savings, asset scarcity, and monetary policy"(abstract)

November 1, 2017

November 8, 2017

November 15, 2017

Nicolas Schreiner-"Direct Democracy and Political Extremism" (abstract)

November 22, 2017

Lukas Hohl- "Breaking-up: An experiment on international economic integration" (abstract)

November 29, 2017

Laura Hahn-"The Effects of Changes in the Exchange Rate on Labour Supply from Abroad" (abstract)

December 6, 2017

Flokarta Dzambazoska-"Accounting for market research activities"(abstract)

December 13, 2017

Annabelle Dörr-"The effects of asking for an invoice- Evidence from a large-scale natural field experiment" (abstract)

December 20, 2017