Oliver Hart (Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University)
"I have attended two ESSET meetings in Gerzensee, one in 1993 and the other in 2014. Both were very stimulating as well as great fun. The first was on contracts at a time when many interesting developments were taking place in that field. The second was partly on law and economics. As well as the stimulating and exciting intellectual atmosphere I remember the excellent food, the beauty of the place, and the delightful opportunity to swim in the lake after a hard day's work!"
Eric S. Maskin (Adams University Professor at Harvard University)
“I attended two ESSET meetings in Gerzensee and enjoyed them very much. It was fun to talk about theory - in seminars and conversations - in such a lovely and relaxed environment.”
Philip J. Reny (Hugo F. Sonnenschein Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago)
“The ESSET meetings held in Gerzensee, Switzerland are a unique and truly important scholarly event. I can think of no other conference, workshop, or study group that has found the perfect combination of lecture time, free time, and venue to give participants the absolute best opportunity to learn of the important work that is going on at the frontier of the discipline while at the same time providing the opportunity to form new connections with one's peers in a way that leads naturally to joint work. It is no surprise that the demand to attend this thoughtfully-conceived and exceptionally well-run conference is so very high."
Jean-Charles Rochet (Professor of Banking and Senior SFI Chair at the University of Zürich and CEPR Research Fellow)
“I have had the pleasure to attend many ESSET meetings since the very beginning in 1992. For many Europe-based economists like me, these symposiums have constituted a unique opportunity to interact with my peers and be exposed to frontier research. I started many successful collaborations there.
The ESSET meetings have been crucial in building a community of top European researchers in economics.”
Joel Sobel (Professor of Economics at the University of California San Diego)
“I am grateful that I have had the chance to attend two ESSET meetings in Gerzensee. The conference brings together researchers with common interests and combines a focused schedule of formal talks with plenty of time for side conversations and collaboration. It is an excellent opportunity to establish new working relationships and to listen to excellent research presentations. The organisational support provided by CEPR and by the staff at the beautiful conference location is excellent.”