Prof. Ralph Ossa

Chairman of the Department of Economics

Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade

Ralph Ossa is Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich and holder of the Kühne Foundation Professorship of International Trade. His main area of research is in international economics, with a special focus on questions relevant to policy. He examines the economic consequences of trade wars and trade negotiations and studies the extent to which countries profit from international trade.
Before coming to Zurich, he was on the faculty of the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He completed his doctorate in economics at the London School of Economics.

Anne Kerstin Aeberli

ECON ALUMNI UZH Relations Manager

Anne Kerstin Aeberli is an economist (lic.oec.publ., UZH Zürich). After many years of working in controlling and finance in international enterprises, she moved to events and marketing. In 2016 she became co-founder and president of the Women’s Circle association. Currently she is working as alumni relations manager at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

Dr. Caroline Chuard-Keller

Caroline Chuard-Keller was economic research intern at the UBS and supported the inflation prognosis team at the Swiss National Bank during her undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Zurich. Thereafter she completed her PhD in economics with a research focus on the topics of health economics and family policies. Currently, Caroline works as a Strategic Support Manager in real estate at Swiss Life Asset Managers.

Dr. Giacomin Favre

During his graduate studies at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, Giacomin Favre studied themes from the areas of economic demography, economic history, health economics, and labor economics. Using this knowledge, he joined the Economic Valuation and Methodology Team at Swiss Re, in order to use the economic knowledge he had gleaned in the reinsurance industry and to support the measurement of the creation of value, the planning, the pricing, as well as the asset and liability management.