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, UTSC, and the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto. One focus of Sandro's research studies how to help people make good financial decisions. A second strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with incentives for vaccine uptake or clinical trial participation. 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”. In 2022, his article "What Motivates Paternalism? An Experimental Study" (with B. Douglas Bernheim and Axel Ockenfels) was awarded the Exeter Prize for the best paper published in the previous calendar year in a peer-reviewed journal in the fields of Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics.
Financial Markets, Behavioral Economics, Economic Theory