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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For virtual seminars, Zoom-Link provided with the invitation to the seminar. Non-members of the faculty please contact:

Spring Term 2022

February 23, 202212:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
March 2, 202212:15ZoomSebastian Schäfers"Product Lotteries and Loss Aversion" (preliminary paper distributed by email)13:10 
March 9, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomNo Seminar! Basler Fasnacht 13:10 
March 16, 202212:15S 15 and Zoom  13:10 
March 23, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomGregor Lenhard"State-Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (S-ANFIS): A Generalized Regime-Switching Model for Financial Modeling"13:10 
March 30, 202212:15S 15 and Zoom 


April 6, 2022
(joint with the Research Seminar)
 S 15 and Zoom12:15Prof. Dr. Nicola Pavoni
"Economic Shocks and Populism: The Political Implications of Reference-Dependent Preferences"
13:10Prof. Dr. Nicolas Ziebarth
"Fundamentally Reforming the Public DI System: Evidence from German Notch Cohorts"
April 13, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomRemo Nyffenegger"Central Bank Digital Currency with Heterogeneous Bank Deposits"13:10 
April 20, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomJulia Starzetz"Employee Absenteeism in the Digital Age"13:10 
April 27, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomFelix Rochlitz"Foreign-Domestic Wage Gaps within Firms"13:10 
May 4, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomElisa Rottner"Do manufacturing plants respond to exogenous changes in electricity prices? Evidence from administrative micro-data"13:10Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann: "Cost pass-through in German manufacturing"
May 11, 202212:30 - 13:45S 13 and Zoom

joint with the Research Seminar:

Prof. M. Scott Taylor, University of Calgary

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

May 18, 202212:15ZoomBrian Mattmann"Customer Liquidity Provision in Corporate Bond Markets: Electronic Trading versus Dealer Intermediation"13:10S 13 and Zoom
Jan Bauer: "Sparse principal loading analysis"
May 25, 202212:15S 13 and ZoomLéo Picard"Neural metaphor detection from political speeches"13:10 
June 1, 202212:15S 15 and ZoomLukas Hitz"Intraday option implied risk neutral densities and FOMC announcements"13:10