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Dr. Matthias Erny

Dr. Matthias Erny

Dr. Matthias Erny

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute for Risk & Insurance
Gertrudstrasse 8
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 66 21

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Professional development teaching

Expertise and research interests

Systems theory, insurance economics, behavioral economics, decision making processes,
Interdisciplinary challenges between economics, society and politics

Educational background

- Certificat of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Crisis Communication, 2022, ZHAW
- Certificat of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Higher & Professional Education, 2017, ZHAW School of Management and Law
- Doctorate in Organization Studies and Cultural Theories, PhD HSG, 2016 University of St.Gallen
- Master in International Affairs and Governance, M.A. HSG, 2010, University of St.Gallen
- Bachelor in International Affairs, B.A. HSG, 2008, University of St.Gallen

Professional milestones

- Senior Sector Spike, AXA Switzerland
- a.i. Head Customer Service Vested Benefits, AXA Switzerland
- Transformation Manager, AXA Switzerland
- Teaching activities at various vocational schools
- Internship as research assistant at Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Geneva
- Project Manager at an internationally operating consultancy

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
  • Erny, Matthias,


    Gender and democratization [paper].


    International Scientific Forum, ISF 2013, Proceedings Volume 2.

    International Scientific Forum (ISF 2013), Tirana, Albania, 12-14 December 2013.

    European Scientific Institute.

    pp. 198-213.

    Available from:

Other publications