ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice. ETH Zurich carries out fundamental research to broaden the knowledge base and provide the starting point for future innovative applications. The research is focused on the needs of society – be that at local, national or global level – and so makes a valuable contribution to the economy, politics and society in general.

Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 18,500 students from over 110 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment, to students, a comprehensive education.


The project lead for the ETHZ is Prof. Lucas Bretschger, from the Centre of Economic Research.

The sub-project from the ETH team aims to provide a holistic theoretical basis for the project, derived from first principles of macro- and microeconomics. The research consists of two research tasks:

  1. improve current theoretical analysis of knowledge diffusion of green technologies,
  2. quantitative analysis using simulation to analyse the diffusion of knowledge and specific effects of different policies.