Media

Media representatives

As part of the University of Zurich, the IBF is largely financed by public funds. It is therefore committed to bringing its expertise to the public debate. The IBF is an independent and non-partisan institution with a high level of expertise in almost all areas of financial market economics.

General media enquiries

For media inquiries please contact the Managing Director of Administration, René Hegglin.

Direct media enquiries

Our specialists are happy to provide information on current topics relating to the financial world. Enclosed you will find a list with our experts and their respective fields of expertise.

Name Topics Language(s)
Battiston, Stefano Financial networks, economic networks, systemic risk, complexity E, I, F, ES
Birchler, Urs (Prof. em.)

Banks, financial stability, banking regulation, financial market policy

G, E, F, (I)
Chesney, Marc Derivatives, insider trading activities, ethic and finance, environmental finance F, G, E, ES
Farkas, Erich Walter

Education policy

G, E
Geiger, Hans (Prof. em.)

Banking regulation, financial centre issues, banking secrecy, payment transactions, credit business (see Birchler, Urs)

G, E
Habib, Michel Antoine Corporate finance E, F, (G)
Hens, Thorsten Behavioral finance, irrationality of the markets, investment advice G, E
Hirszowicz, Christine (Prof. em.)

Banking policy, bank regulation, financial crisis, banking secrecy

G, E, F
Janssen, Martin (Prof. em.) Occupational pension provision, banking and insurance supervision, private banking G, E, (F), (I)
Kübler, Felix

Financial markets and the real economy, credit cycles

G, E
Leippold, Markus Financial engineering, derivatives markets, asset management, market anomalies G, E
Nikeghbali, Ashkan Quantitative finance G, F
Nyborg, Kjell G. Corporate finance; taxes and cost of capital; liquidity, money markets, and banking; financial auctions E
Ongena, Steven

Banks, financial stability, banking regulation, financial market policy

E, G, F
Östberg, Per Corporate finance, long term performance surrounding corporate events, market segmentation E
Paolella, Marc Quantitative equity risk management, fat tails in asset returns E
Volkart, Rudolf (Prof. em.)

Financial management, value management, tax policy

G, E
Wagner, Alexander F. Executive compensation G, E

Our communication mission

  • The IBF is an independent and non-partisan institution with a high level of expertise in almost all areas of financial market economics.
  • As part of the University of Zurich, the IBF is largely financed by public funds. It is therefore committed to bringing its expertise to the public debate.
  • The members of the IBF enjoy freedom of teaching and research. They therefore speak first and foremost for themselves.
  • However, the IBF has formulated a code of honor for the public statements of its members.  With an appropriate organization, the IBF ensures that requests from the public and the media reach the right place in a timely manner.


Code of honour

  • Our statements are factual and reflect the current best state of knowledge. We explicitly try to identify value judgements and political statements that cannot be avoided as such.
  • We are aware that our opinions affect the reputation of the IBF, the University of Zurich and academic teaching and research in general.