Who we are

The Global Center for International Economics (GCIE) was established in 2020. It is an excellence center of the University of St. Gallen dedicated to the study of international economics. Our research interests lie in the fields of Macroeconomics, Development, Political Economy and International Trade.

What we do

We conduct research at the academic frontier. A key focus of the center is to also translate these findings into policy-relevant findings, develop research-driven teaching, and facilitate exchange between our student body, academics, and policy-makers.

Latest News


Timo Boppart’s paper on “A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents” is the lead article of the November edition of the Review of Economic Studies. [paper|


The Swiss Macro Workshop 2024 will take place from the 11 to 14th of January 2024. It brings together researchers in macroeconomics from the universities of Basel, Bern, Lugano, St. Gallen, and Zurich and international scholars. This initiative is jointly financed by the GCIE and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).


The GCIE is organizing a public lecture series in Spring 2024. This lecture series An Economic Compass for Global Challenges revolves around three pivotal global challenges: climate change, shifts in the geopolitical landscape, and the evolving nature of jobs. Four economists from the Global Centre will provide insights and perspectives to navigate these complex terrains. Stay tuned!


New joint #research from HSG and @IMD_Bschool reveals a limited retreat of EU and G7 firms from #Russia. The findings of @SimonEvenett and Niccolò Pisani challenge the narrative that a vast exodus of Western firms is leaving the market. [paper]


@brunocaprettini ‘s paper on labor scarcity and technological progress during the Industrial Revolution is featured in The Economist. [paper]