Department of Economics

The scientific authority and the in-depth knowledge of its staff make the Department of Economics at the University of Fribourg a prominent place for academic studies and research work. The main fields of interest of its members concern economic and social policies, with a particular focus on public sector economics. In all teaching, research, and consultant activities a speicial attention is dedicated to the professional assessment of public sector activity in any fields of state intervention. Members of the Department have a particular interest in studying institutions in the state and society, notably their functioning and shortcomings. The Department of Economics is thus an active component of the competence centre of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, which focuses on "Corporate Governance and Public Sector Governance: Collective and Private Responsibility". 


Prof. Dr. Philippe Gugler

Büro G 425
Bd de Pérolles 90
CH-1700 Fribourg

Tél: +41 26 300 82 26



Ruth Neuhaus

Office G 402
4th floor
Bd de Pérolles 90 
CH-1700 Fribourg - Plan

Phone.: +41 26 300 82 66
Fax: +41 26 300 96 78

Departement of economics  -   Bd de Pérolles 90    -   1700 Fribourg   -  Tel +41 26 / 300 82 66    -   Fax +41 26 / 300 96 78    -   -   Swiss University