Prof. Kurt Schmidheiny
Economics and Applied Econometrics
Our group focuses on the application of microeconometric methods to policy relevant questions. Our research emphasis lies on tax competition, fiscal federalism, and urban economics. More broadly, we study questions in a variety of fields, including public economics, labor economics, international economics, and demography. For many of our research projects, we draw on big administrative data from Switzerland and abroad.
We offer an array of courses introducing students to empirical work and providing them with the tools needed. At the bachelor level, we foster the practical application of basic econometric methods and motivate students to work with real-world data. At the master level, we offer a range of courses covering both the theoretical foundations as well as the application of more advanced microeconometric techniques.
"A Lockdown Index to Assess the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus" by Marius Faber, Andrea Ghisletta and Kurt Schmidheiny accepted at Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics
Prof. Kurt Schmidheiny zum Thema "Abbau des internationalen Steuerwettbewerbs" in SRF Börse
Publication of "Ethno-Linguistic Diversity and Urban Agglomeration" by Ulrich Eberle, Vernon Henderson, Dominic Rohner and Kurt Schmidheiny in PNAS
Artikel in "Die Volkswirtschaft" zum "Abbau des internationalen Steuerwettbewerbs nach Schweizer Vorbild" von Prof. Kurt Schmidheiny
Kurt Schmidheiny co-organizes UEA online lecture series "2020 Lectures on Urban Economics"