News from the School of Finance
On may 29, 2021, the University of St.Gallen celebrated the virtual "dies academicus" with university members and guests from politics, science and the population.
"HSG Impact Award"
On the occasion of the 2021 dies academicus, three research projects were honoured with the HSG Impact Award. This prize is awarded to projects of particularly great societal relevance.
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Fengler and Prof. Dr. Martin Brown received the HSG impact Award for their project "Monitoring Consumption Switzerland". The project uses aggregated and anonymised payment data to measure private consumption in Switzerland and to show how this was impaired by the Covid-19 crisis.
"Award of the Latsis Prize"
The Fondation Latsis Internationale annually honors young researchers at selected universities in Switzerland.
This year, the prize went to Prof. Dr. Matthias Weber, for his highly regarded work and the insights it provided on financial bubbles and human behavior in social networks where Fake News emerges.