Research Seminar

The research seminar is a platform where invited researchers present their work. All lectures are open to the public and address economists and graduate students (MA level). Ph.D. students are expected to regularly attend the research seminar.

Coordinator:Georg Nöldeke

Administration: If would like to book a slot, or in order to receive regular information on the research seminar, please contact Yvonne Mery at

Responsible faculty members ST 2022: Beat Hintermann, Alois Stutzer, Michael Beckmann

Program Spring Term 2022

All seminars are open to the public and usually take place on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 13:45 (seminar room S 15). The seminars will take place in hybrid format with the lecturer present.
Zoom-Link provided with the invitation to the seminar. Non-members of the faculty please contact:





Invited speaker


February 22, 2022


March 1, 2022


S15 and ZoomProf. Dr. Julien Daubanes, University of Geneva

"Why do firms issue green bonds?"

March 8, 2022 - No Seminar


 Basler Fasnacht - No Seminar 

March 15, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Dr. Dina Pomeranz, University of Zurich

"The Race Between Tax Enforcement and Tax Planning: Evidence From a Natural Experiment in Chile"

A. Stutzer

March 22, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Sascha O. Becker, PhD, Monash University, Melbourne/Australia

"Freedom of the Press? Catholic Censorship during the Counter-Reformation"

R. Stelter

March 29, 2022



Prof. Dr. Lisa Bruttel, Universität Potsdam

"A comparison of the per-se approach and a judgment by effect in competition law."

C. Roux
April 5, 2022


S15 and ZoomProf. Dr. Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan

"News Media and International Fluctuations."
C. Wunsch
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
(joint with the Economics Lunch)
12:15 and 13:10S15 and Zoom

12:15 Prof. Dr. Nicola Pavoni, Bocconi University

"Economic Shocks and Populism: The Political Implications of Reference-Dependent Preferences"

13:10 Prof. Dr. Nicolas Ziebarth, Cornell University

"Fundamentally Reforming the Public DI System: Evidence from German Notch Cohorts"

C. Wunsch

April 12, 2022


S15 and ZoomProf. Dr. Markus Schmid, Universität St.Gallen

"CEO Turnover and Director Reputation"

April 19, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Dr. David Strömberg, Stockholm University

"Social Media and Collective Action in China"


April 26, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Dr. Dirk Sliwka, University of Cologne

"When Bonuses Backfire: Evidence from the Workplace"


May 3, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Paul Sharp, University of Southern Denmark

"The Sleeping Giant Who Left for America: The Determinants and Impact of Danish Emigration During the Age of Mass Migration"


May 10, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Dr. Mathias Kifmann, Universität Hamburg

"Rewards for information provision in patient referrals: a theoretical model and an experimental test"

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
(joint with the Economics Lunch)
12:30S13 and Zoom

Prof. M. Scott Taylor, University of Calgary

"Trade, Competitive Exclusion, and the Slow motion extinction of the Southern Resident Killer Whales."


May 17, 2022


S15 and Zoom

Prof. Dr. Fabian Herweg, University of Bayreuth

"Prices versus Quantities with Morally Concerned Consumers"

C.Roux, G.Nöldeke
May 24, 202212:30S15 and ZoomProf. Dr. Armon Rezai, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

"Bayesian climate estimation and optimal policy derivation"
May 31, 202212:30S15 and ZoomProf. Dr. Roxana Halbleib, University of Freiburg, Germany

"Use the Market’s Heartbeat to Predict Extreme Financial Risks"