Newspaper articles


“Fragmented civil wars”

VoxDev, July 4, 2017.

“European Union – why the storm is not over yet”

Finanz und Wirtschaft, May 2, 2017.


“Income Inequality and Helicopter Parents”

Finanz und Wirtschaft, July 22, 2016.

“Italien droht ein Chaos” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, July 22, 2016.

“Income Inequality and Economic Growth”,

Finanz und Wirtschaft, April 26, 2016.

“Al sistema Italia serve un’agenzia per la ricerca” (in Italian),

Corriere della Sera , April 16, 2016.

Interview by the Nikkei Shinbun, the world’s largest financial newspaper

Parenting Styles, January 11, 2016 (copy in Japanese)


“Swiss pension reform: contradictions unresolved”

Finanz und Wirtschaft, November 24, 2015.

“Katalonien und die «natürlichen» Grenzen” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, October 2, 2015.

“Stili educativi e conseguenze sociali” (in Italian)

Radio 24, webradio of Il Sole, August 30, 2015.

“«Grexit» ist der falsche Weg” (in German)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, May 27, 2015.

“Expectations are crucial to economic recovery” (in Serbian)

Fabrizio Zilibotti interviewed by the main Serbian newspaper Politika, April 26, 2015. Translation in English

“Parenting Styles and Economics”

Fabrizio Zilibotti’s honorary speech on ‘Parenting with Style’ at the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development in Moscow, April 15, 2015.

“The Greek debt crisis: pragmatism as a matter of principle” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, February 13, 2015.

“China – from investment-led to innovation-led growth” (also in German),

Finanz und Wirtschaft, June 19, 2015.


“Wieso kapitalgedeckte Rentensysteme nicht immer die besten sind” (in German)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 15, 2014.

“Tiger moms and helicopter parents: The economics of parenting style”

With Matthias Doepke., October 11, 2014.

“Offshoring and skill-biased technical change”

With Daron Acemoglu and Gino Gancia., September 30, 2014.

“Unternehmer mit Biss” (in German)

Magazin 3/14, Universität Zürich, September 2014, Page 22-23.

Interview about “Russland und China:’Es gibt keinen neuen Ostblock'” (in German)

Zeit Online, May 24, 2014.

“«Rottamazione» für die EU “ (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, June 17, 2014.


“Interview: Growing like China: understanding the puzzle of China’s economic transition”

Fabrizio Zilibotti interviewed by Viv Davies, December 23, 2013.

“Wenn China den Kapitalmarkt öffnet” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, September 20, 2013.

Interview about “China wird mit 5 bis 6 % weiterwachsen” (in German)

NZZ am Sonntag , August 18, 2013.

“Offshoring hat die Lohnunterschiede zwischen Entwicklungs- und Industriestaaten verringert” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, April 26, 2013.

Interview about “Italien ist das grösste Risiko für die Währungsunion” (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, April 2, 2013, Nr.26: Page 17.

Interview to Morgenbladet (11.01.2013)

After the speech held in front of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) on 10 January, 2013 on “China: Past, Present and Future”.


“China wird künftig normalere Wachstumsraten haben”

UZH News, Nov 30, 2011.

“Sichere Pension für Chinas Alte?”. (in German)

Finanz und Wirtschaft, November 26, 2011, Nr.94: Page 32.

Feast of Thoughts

A panel discussion with Economists from U.S., Europe, Japan-Korea, and China, about the different Economic development modes in the respective four areas. Broadcasted on CCTV-2, Sep 19, 2010.


The “real” causes of China’s trade surplus

With Zheng Song and Kjetil Storesletten., May 2, 2010.


“Kauft T-Shirts aus Kinderhand”. (PDF, 25 KB) (in German)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, November 11, 2009, Nr.47: Page 36.

“Child Labour: Is International Activism the Solution or the Problem?”

With Matthias Doepke., October 12, 2009. See also the New York Times Freakonomics Blog Entry.


“Die Wege der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung sind verschlungen”. (in German)

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Oktober 28./29., 2006, Nr.251: Page 31.