Behavioral public policy (with application to finance)

May
16
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

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Overview

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Sandro Ambühl was appointed as UBS Foundation Assistant Professor for Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets in 2019. One focus of his research studies is how to help people make good financial decisions. The other strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. Sandro Ambühl's research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Prof. Ambühl’s inaugural lecture will be open to the public.

Sandro Ambühl was appointed as UBS Foundation Assistant Professor for Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets in 2019. One focus of his research studies is how to help people make good financial decisions. The other strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. Sandro Ambühl's research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Prof. Ambühl’s inaugural lecture will be open to the public.

Speaker

UBS Foundation Assistant Professor for Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets

Sandro Ambühl obtained his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2016. He joins the UBS Center from his previous position as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Management of the University of Toronto Scarborough. One focus of Sandro's research studies how to help people make good financial decisions. His other strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. In 2017 he was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant “Using Behavioral Welfare Economics to Improve Financial Decision Making”. Since 2018 he is a team member of the ERC advanced grant “Economic Engineering of Cooperation in Modern Markets”.

UBS Foundation Assistant Professor for Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets

Sandro Ambühl obtained his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 2016. He joins the UBS Center from his previous position as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Management of the University of Toronto Scarborough. One focus of Sandro's research studies how to help people make good financial decisions. His other strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. In 2017 he was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant “Using Behavioral Welfare Economics to Improve Financial Decision Making”. Since 2018 he is a team member of the ERC advanced grant “Economic Engineering of Cooperation in Modern Markets”.

Venue

University of Zurich

Main Auditorium, KOL-G-201, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich
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