Dr. Vera Z. Eichenauer





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Forschung

Ich forsche an der Konjunkturforschungsstelle der ETH Zürich zu internationalen und Schweizer politökonomischen Themen.

Aktuelle Forschungsprojekte:

  • Effekte und politische Reaktionen auf die wachsende chinesische Präsenz in Europa und in Entwicklungsländern

  • Schweizer Förderalismus während der Covid-19 Pandemie

  • Konsequenzen der politischer Autonomie am Beispiel der Unabhängigkeit des Kanton Juras.

Weitere Aktivitäten

Moderation: Konzeptionalisierung und Moderation von Podiumsdiskussionen auf Englisch und Deutsch. Anfrage.

Swiss Network on Public Economics (SNoPE): Netzwerk für den Austausch über aktuelle Schweizer wirtschaftspolitische Fragestellungen zwischen Wissenschaft, Verwaltung und Privatsektor.

Consulting: Beratungsmandate bei der Weltbank, dem eidgenössischen Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten EDA, der französischen Entwicklungsagentur AFD, der deutschen Entwicklungsagentur GIZ und für responsAbility AG, einem Asset Manager für Entwicklungsinvestitionen.


English

Research

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Economic Institute KOF at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. I study and teach questions related to international and Swiss political economy.

Current research projects:

  • China's economic presence in Europe and in developing countries

  • Recent regulatory policy to contain China (investment screening mechanisms)

  • (Fiscal) federalism during Covid-19

  • The consequences of regional autonomy

  • Sustainable finance

My thesis on "The Political Economy of Foreign Aid: Allocation, Timing, and Effectiveness" was awarded with the Young Researcher Prize for academically excellent and practice-relevant development research by the Verein für Socialpolitik and the KfW Development Bank.

Other activities

Consulting: I have consulting experience with the World Bank Group, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, the French Development Agency AFD, the German development cooperation GIZ, and responsAbility AG, an Asset Manager for development investments.

Moderation: Development and moderation of panel discussions and other events in Englisch and German. Inquiry.

European Association of Young Economists: I have been a board member since 2016. From 2017 - 2019, I had the pleasure to serve as the president after having been the Chair of the Program Committee of the Spring Meeting of Young Economists 2016 in Lisbon. I also co-organized various workshops.

Swiss Network on Public Economics: co-founder and co-organizer of regular meetings to exchange between academics and practitioners.

Swiss Network on Public Economics (SNoPE): Network for the exchange between academics, the public administration and the private sector on questions about current Swiss economic policies. Next workshop: 4 June 2021 (Call for Papers). Together with Mark Schelker and Jan-Egbert Sturm, we launched the network in summer 2019 and held a first workshop in 2019.