Institute of Economic Research


Created in 1985, the Institute of Economic Research at Neuchâtel (IRENE) is the competence center for research and education in economics at the University of Neuchâtel.

The Institute offers several options for students (Bachelor in Economics, Master in Applied Economics, PhD in Economics, and a continuing education diploma in Economics and Public Finance), carries out applied research in economics, and offers services to the community in the form of projects mandated by national and international organisations.

The current director is Professor Milad Zarin.


Guido Pult prize for the best  Bachelor student in Economics, orientation Political Economy


Laureate: Benjamin Ignoto

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Recent publications

Prof. Alain Schönenberger et Prof. Milad Zarin

Prof. Bruno Lanz, Serhiy Kandul (Postdoctoral fellow); Ghislaine Lang (PhD Candidate)