Economic Journalism Awards
The Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics awards this year’s prize to Hansueli Schöchli for his analytical and fact-based writing about economic policy issues in Switzerland. Schöchli consistently emphasizes incentives and constraints; he summarizes relevant empirical research; and he offers back of the envelope calculations that provide helpful perspectives on the issues at hand.
SSES Young Economist Awards
On every SSES annual meeting since 2007, an award (CHF 2'000) has been granted for the best paper of all authors who are less than 33 years old.
2022 in Fribourg
- Ulrike Unterhofer for the paper "Peer Effects in Active Labour Market Policies"
2021 in Zurich (via Zoom)
- Kumar Rishabh and Jorma Schäublin for the paper "Fintech Lending and Sales Manipulation"
2019 in Genf
- Katharina Erhardt for the paper "Born to be an entrepreneur? How cultural origin affects entrepreneurship"
2018 in St.Gallen
- Andrea Camilli for the paper "Labor market institutions and homeownership"
- Helge Liebert and Beatrice Mäder for the paper "Health care supply and infant mortality: Semiparametric evidence from Germany, 1928-1936"
2017 in Lausanne
- Liu Liu for the paper "How Nations Evolve: Political Accountability and Developmental Trajectories"
2016 in Lugano
- Ulrich Matter and Michaela Slotwinski for the paper "Precise Control over Legislative Vote Outcomes: A Forensic Approach to Political Economics"
2015 in Basel
- Esther Mirjam Girsberger for the paper "Migration, Education and Work Opportunities"
2014 in Bern
- Lukas Schmid and Stefan Legge for the paper "Rankings, Random Successes, and Individual Performance"
2013 in Neuchâtel
- Timo Boppart and Franziska J. Weiss, for the paper "Non-homothetic preferences and industry directed technical change"
- Nicolas Berman and Mathieu Couttenier, for the paper "External shocks, internal shots – the geography of civil conflicts"
2012 in Zurich
- Baptiste Massenot and Kenza Benhima, for the paper "Safety Traps"
2011 in Lucerne
- Carlo Strub and Andrew Clausen, for the paper "Envelope Theorems for Non-Smooth and Non-Concave Optimization"
2010 in Fribourg
- Alexander Tarasov, for the paper "Per Capita Income, Market Access Costs, and Trade Volumes"
- Timo Boppart, for the paper "Engel's law and growth and directed technical change"
2009 in Geneva
- Benjamin Jung, for the paper „On the Importance of Adjustment Dynamics for Bilateral Trade Flows”
- Sarah Lein and Eva Köberl, for the paper „Capacity Utilisation, Constraints and price Adjustments under the Microscope”
2008 in Lausanne
- Conny Wunsch, for the paper „Optimal use of labour market policies”
2007 in St.Gallen
- Enrico De Giorgi and Francesco Audrino, for the paper „Beta Regimes for the Yield Curve”
- Michael Oechslin, for the paper „Foreign Aid, Political Instability, and Economic Growth”