Organisées par le Centre de recherche sur les parcours de vie et les inégalités (LINES) et l’Observatoire des élites suisses (OBELIS), ces deux Journées d’études sont ouvertes à toutes·s.
The unequal distribution of wealth has gained interest in the last years. It increasingly dominates public debates about social inequality, taxes or social cohesion. At the same time, it has also stimulated an interdisciplinary debate within the social sciences, bringing together economists, historians and sociologists.
The aim of this workshop, open to all, is to discuss recent contributions on wealth distributions in Switzerland from different disciplinary horizons. A second part of the workshop will focus on how financialization and the emergence of alternative finance has contributed to new forms of social inequality and political cleavages.
Tuesday 9th November 2021 (Half-day on « Wealth in Switzerland»)
13h30 – 14h15
Matthieu Leimgruber & Goeffroy Legentilhomme (UniZh): Wealth and the Wealthy in Early 20th Century Zurich
14h15 – 15h00
Enea Baselgia & Isabel Martinez (HSG/ ETHZ): Tracking the Super-Rich: What Can We Learn from Swiss Rich Lists?
15h30 – 16h15
Grégory Quin, Philippe Vonnard & Gianluca Sorrentino (UniL): Beyond Wealth and Football Success. About the Presidents and the Changing Structures of Grasshopper Club Zurich (1970s-2020s)
16h15 – 17h00
Ganga Jey Aratnam & Ueli Mäder (UNIBAS): Wealth and Power in Switzerland
17h00 – 17h30
Wednesday 10th November (Day on “Finance and Society”)
9h00 – 10h00
Marlène Benquet & Théo Bourgeron (Université Paris-Dauphine & University College Dublin) : Authoritarian Finance
10h30 – 11h30
Megan Tobias Neely (Copenhagen Business School): Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street.
11h30 – 12h30
Fabien Foureault, Lena Ajdacic & Felix Bühlmann (UniL): Financialization as Recombination
14h00 – 14h45
Lena Ajdacic (UniL): Networks, meritocratic credentials, or both at best: reaching the financial elite as a woman
14h45 – 15h30
Jaleh Taheri (Lund University): Pathways to Elite Professions: Gender, Class and Globalization in the Financial Sector
16h00 – 16h45
Benjamin Ménard (UniL): Private Equity at Work
16h45 – 17h30