Prof. Sandro Ambühl
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”.
Financial Markets, Behavioral Economics, Economic Theory