Kühne Foundation

Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics


Since 2018, the Kühne Foundation has been supporting the Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics, which is based at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich (CH). The research center aims to contribute to sustainable global trade by conducting relevant research and making its findings accessible to a broad audience. Its work is primarily about understanding the role of global trade in combating climate change: Where does global trade help the climate? Where does world trade harm the climate? And how should world trade evolve to contribute better to reducing emissions? Using a quantitative model of the global economy, for example, we find that a carbon tax would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, with a real income loss of only 0.7%. At the same time, however, there would be a disproportionate burden on low- and middle-income countries. These and other research findings by researchers at the Kühne Center for Sustainable Trade and Logistics are published in the Kühne Center Impact Series. The core of the center is the Kühne Foundation Professorship in International Trade, held by Professor Ralph Ossa, a leading expert on trade policy and, as of January 2023, Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Further information: https://www.kuehnecenter.uzh.ch/

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