WORKSHOP INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Goal of the meeting is to gain insight into the work of the Department of Economics and their two new research centers (Center for Child Well-Being & Development and Zurich Center for Economic Development). The Department strives to bring world-class research to the University of Zurich and to foster knowledge transfer from academia to business, politics and society. In the past, leading scientists such as Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have been invited to present their work on what they call “Poor Economics”. Through its interdisciplinary research, these two research centers, founded by world renowned Professor Ernst Fehr in 2017, are searching for answers for the most pressing questions of our times and strive to improve the wellbeing of people in developing countries.