Systemic Risk

Systemic Risks can lead to cascading effects and ultimately the collapse of a whole system. Understanding these effects is crucial in order to mitigate e.g. financial crisis.

This years Latsis Program

More than 140 submissions will be presented in over 50 talks and more than 90 posters on the Latsis Symposium 2012 and its Sattelite Workshops. The word cloud illustrates the most frequent keywords of all submitted abstracts.

Financial Networks

Financial Networks are the skeleton of international financial markets. Understanding their structure is essential for state assessment

Behavioral Economics

Whereas classical economics theory assumes rational consumers, Behavioral Economics goes beyond this theoretical assumption.

Illustration by M.K. Perker
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The Latsis Symposium 2012

The Latsis Symposium of ETH Zurich is a prestigious yearly event, sponsored by the Latsis foundation. Organized by the Chair of Systems Design of ETH Zurich, the Latsis Symposium 2012 asks the provocative question:

Can economics as a scientific discipline benefit from the natural sciences?

During the three-day interdisciplinary symposium, this question will be discussed by leading researchers from economics and the natural sciences.

The program of the Latsis Symposium

Videos / slides of the Symposium are now available here!

Particular emphasis during the Latsis Symposium 2012 will be on the topics

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Systemic Risk
  • Economic Networks

  • Invited speakers include various high-profile natural scientists and economists, including Nobel Laureates.

    This year's satellite workshop

    The Latsis Symposium 2012 will be preceded by a satellite workshop that addresses the relation between economics and other quantitative sciences from different viewpoints. Three parallel tracks are planned:

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