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As of 1 January 2023, Florian Scheuer took over from Ralph Ossa as Head of the Department of Economics. Scheuer is a full professor of Economics of Institutions and joined the University of Zurich in 2016.
Prof. Scheuer is the UBS Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and UC Berkeley, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He obtained his PhD in Economics from MIT in 2010.
Florian Scheuer is an Editorial Board Member of the Review of Economic Studies and was a Co-Editor of Theoretical Economics from 2018 to 2022. He is a Co-Director of the Working Group on Macro Public Finance (MPF) at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London and the Center for Economic Studies/ifo Institute (CESifo) in Munich. He was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project “Inequality: Public Policy and Political Economy” in 2017 and the Hermann Heinrich Gossen Prize for the best economist under the age of 45 in German-speaking countries in 2021.
Prof. Björn Bartling is the new Deputy Head of the Department of Economics.
We congratulate them warmly and wish both much success in their new role.
Florian Scheuer replaces Ralph Ossa in his position as Head of the Department. Prof. Ossa joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) as Chief Economist on 1 January 2023. He has been Professor of International Trade since 2017 and Head of the Department of Economics since 2019. He will remain affiliated with our Faculty.
We thank him sincerely for his commitment and dedication as Head of the Department over the last four years.