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Department of Economics


Department of Economics


PhD Seminar: Discounting and Climate Change Mitigation:
Lessons learned from the Stern-Nordhaus Debate

Prof. Gunter Stephan/Prof. Ralph Winkler

please register in KSL


Swiss National Funds finances the Sinergia project: Climate Change Extremes and Adaptation Strategies considering Uncertainty and Federalism (CCAdapt). Leading house of this prestigious project is the Department of Economics (University of Bern), partners are the University of Basel as well as the Ecole Polytechnioue de Lausanne (EPFL). Swiss National Science Foundation P3

For further information please contact gunter.stephan@vwi.unibe.ch

Newsletter 2014 Department of Economics

Next research seminar
October 27, 2014     Luca Gambetti, University of Barcelona

Next Brown Bag seminar
October 29, 2014     Apostolis Philippopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Selected recent publications

Bachmann, A. and S. Boes (2014). Private transfers and college students’ decision to work. Economics of Education Review, Volume 42, October 2014, Pages 34–42.

Kaiser, Boris und Christian Schmid (forthcoming), “Does Physician Dispensing Increase Drug Expenditures? Empirical Evidence from Switzerland”, Health Economics.

Schmid, Christian (forthcoming), "Consumer Health Information and the Demand for Physician Visits", Health Economics.

Gunter Stephan and Georg Müller-Fürstenberger. 2014. "Global Warming, Technological Change and Trade in Carbon Energy: Challenge or Threat?" Environmental and Resource Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10640-014-9818-4.

Feess, E, Gerfin, M. and Mühlheusser, G. (forthcoming) "Contracts as rent seeking devices: Evidence from German soccer", Economic Inquiry.

Bütikofer, A. and M. Gerfin (forthcoming), “The economies of scale of living together and how they are shared – estimates based on a collective household model”, Review of the Economics of the Household.

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