Climate / environment Social security and public health

Economy

Many of the economic challenges facing us today and in the future can only be tackled using an interdisciplinary approach. Of particular importance in this area is the efficient and effective formation of government regulation and the consideration of external effects. On the basis of innovative economic and business methods, econcept develops solid, interdisciplinary and practical frameworks for decision-making in politics, administration and industry. Our main areas of focus are environmental, energy and resource economics, as well as agricultural economics and the welfare state economy.

We assist the federal and cantonal governments in establishing efficient and effective regulation. This involves evaluating the economic effects of new and existing regulations using qualitative and quantitative methods and arriving at recommendations for optimising the regulations.

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Viable decisions in policy-making and government must be based on sound cost-benefit analyses and models. We evaluate external factors and public goods and establish the economic groundwork for assessing initiatives and environmental reporting.

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Reference project: Environmental, energy and resource econonmy

Die Kosten der Luftverschmutzung 2005 und 2015

Der Kanton Zürich gehört zu den am stärksten mit Luftschadstoffen belasteten Gebieten in der Schweiz. Die Schätzung der Schadenskosten bildet zusätzlich zur Belastungsmessung einen Indikator für den weiteren Handlungsbedarf.

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Stephanie Bade

Economics, statistics, econometrics, cost-benefit analysis, regulation, behavioural economics

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Agricultural and regional policy measures are characterised by the fact that they aim to strike a balance between numerous complex systems. We establish the groundwork for optimised agricultural and regional policy-making.

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Reference project: Agricultural and regional economics

Definition Landwirtschaft, Organisationsformen und Quereinstieg

econcept und Flury&Giuliani untersuchen Alternativen zu den aktuellen Definitionen von Landwirtschaft, zu den aktuellen Organisationsformen und zur Regulierung des Einstiegs in die Landwirtschaft.

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Beat Meier

Energy and agrarian economics, energy efficiency, renewable energies, climate protection

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We examine state social security and means-tested benefits and systems from an economic perspective. In this work, we employ complex quantitative models for assessing everything from the financial implications of individual benefits systems to the effects of their interaction.

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Reference project: Welfare state economy

Fehlanreize in der Sozialhilfe: Varianten der Tarifanpassung

In der Sozialhilfe ergibt sich ein fehlender Arbeitsanreiz, indem der Einkommensfreibetrag (EFB) bei der Berechnung des Sozialhilfeanspruchs nicht berücksichtigt wird.

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Stephanie Bade

Economics, statistics, econometrics, cost-benefit analysis, regulation, behavioural economics

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  • Data science, Economy, Social security and public health

    Fehlanreize im Steuer- und Sozialsystem

    Im Steuer- und Sozialleistungssystem des Kantons Zürich wurden Fehlanreize identifiziert (keine Einkommensanreize bei (Mehr-) Arbeit) und Verbesserungen vorgeschlagen.

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    E-inclusion

    eInclusion is about making sure that everyone in society can benefit from the opportunities offered by new information and communications technologies (ICT).

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