Alexander Wagner

Alexander Wagner University of Zurich, Center of Crisis Competence
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There are no easy fixes for crises. But rigorous research can help companies and managers prepare and thus act calmly and with confidence when the time comes. In this talk, Alexander Wagner summarizes some key learnings of a broad range of disciplines regarding typical patterns in crises, what decision-making processes support effective preparation for and dealing with crises when they do occur, and how the governance of companies plays a role in facilitating exploiting the opportunities that every crisis entails.


Alexander Wagner balances two passions: the thrill of seeking knowledge about fundamentals of human behavior for knowledge’s sake, and the desire to apply insights in the real world and to improve the workings of markets and organizations. As Senior Chair of the Swiss Finance Institute and a professor at the University of Zurich’s Department of Banking and Finance, Wagner has taught corporate finance to thousands of eager students and hundreds of motivated executives, and he has helped shape governance systems of companies large and small. He is co-initiator of the UZH Center for Crisis Competence and Chairman of the Executive Education UZH. He has served as chairman of a proxy advisor and as an independent counsel for PwC. His research focuses on corporate governance, behavioral economics, and sustainable finance. He obtained his PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University. In his hometown Linz, Austria, he completed studies in economics and law.

Swiss Risk Dinner

Combine education and networking with a relaxing dinner: The evening starts with a cocktail and is followed by a keynote speech and a 3-course-dinner, drinks included.


18:00 Arriving and networking cocktail
​18:30 Welcome and appetizers
​19:00 Introduction and Keynote speech
19:30 Questions & Answers ​
19:45 Main course served, networking
21:00 End

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  • 2G rule applies (might be updated according to BAG rules)


  • Crisis Competence
    21. March 2022
    18:00 - 21:00


Carlton Restaurant, Bahnhofstrasse 41, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

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