Fritz Brugger holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is Co-Director of the Center of Development and Cooperation (NADEL) at ETH Zurich. NADEL links research and practice to build and share knowledge that addresses global and local development challenges.
Fritz' research centers around the politics of natural resource extraction, the developmental effects thereof, and the political economy of the regulation of financial flows related to commodity extraction and trading. Besides research and teaching, Fritz has extensive experience in development cooperation and advising bi- and multilateral organizations, NGOs, and private sector companies working in developing countries.