Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) - HTW Chur

Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF)
Centre at a glance

Centre at a glance

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) is the competence centre for economics, economic policy and applied statistics at HTW Chur. Its activities focus on three research fields.



The Centre for Economic Policy Research (ZWF) of HTW Chur provides research and consulting services to the worlds of business and politics in its role as a competence centre for economics, economic policy and applied statistics and contributes to the resolution of economic and regional policy issues.

The ZWF also views itself as a discussion platform in the area of national and regional economic policy and promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience between the realms of science, business and politics.

The research conducted by the ZWF is application and solution-oriented and primarily focuses on issues and problems affecting Alpine regions. Within the research focus area of Economic Policy, the activities of the ZWF revolve around the three interlinked research fields:

Regional Development

With the goal of deriving recommendations for action for politicians, companies and industry associations in Alpine regions, investigations are conducted into those factors influencing regional development and its management through economic and regional policy.

Labour Market and Social Policy

Focus is placed on investigations into the functioning of regional labour markets and the influence of education, mobility, flexibility and technological change (e.g. digitalisation) on labour market developments and income distribution.

Energy Economics

With a special view to construction and tourism, we look at the question of which opportunities and challenges will arise for these two sectors in light of the decision to phase out nuclear energy and the pursued climate policy objectives.




HTW Chur
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft
Zentrum für wirtschaftspolitische Forschung (ZWF)
Comercialstrasse 22
7004 Chur

Phone:   +41 81 286 24 24
Mail:       zwf@htwchur.ch