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URPP Financial Market Regulation

URPP Financial Market Regulation

In order to underpin its excellent position among the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Zurich has established its University Research Priority Programs (URPP). Rooted in the University’s official policy to strengthen scholarship, the URPP create and promote academic networks in selected areas of research. The interdisciplinary programs build on research expertise already present at the University and are instrumental in promoting the academic career of junior scholars. By establishing the URPP, the University of Zurich actively contributes to the advancement of knowledge in areas of research that benefit society.

The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Financial Market Regulation of Zurich University started on 1 January 2013. The global financial crisis has caused a political debate about stricter regulation of financial markets which is economically significant for Switzerland and particularly for Zurich as a financial center. The URPP aims to examine existing regulatory concepts and approaches in the light of their history and international rulebooks. It further intends to analyze national as well as international regulatory needs and proposals.


Weiterführende Informationen

Forthcoming events in 2024

The 11th annual conference of the UFSP FinReg will take place on Thursday, 12 September 2024. This year, the focus is on the topic “Nature-related Risks for Financial Markets”. Further information will be published shortly.



Prof. Dr. Christos Gortsos is the author of a new comprehensive publication on the legal framework of monetary policy in the euro area during the first 25 years. In this historical context, the focus is on the legal aspects related to the definition and implementation of this single monetary policy since the establishment of the Eurosystem on 1 January 1999. Further information and a download option can be found under the link.

The Eurosystem’s Monetary Policy at 25 (1999-2023)


In the news

An interview with Prof. Thorsten Hens on the prospects for stock performance in 2024 appeared in the magazine "Finanz und Wirtschaft" dated 20 December 2023. This article can be read at the link below.

Interview Hens FuW 20.12.2023.pdf