Ernst Fehr#


Ernst Fehr
Email:ernst.fehr 'at' econ.uzh.ch
Membership Number:2640
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:efehr
Elected:2009
Homepage: http://www.econ.uzh.ch/en/people/faculty/fehr.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012– Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society at the Univer-sity of Zurich
  • 2005–2012 Director of the Priority Research Program on the “Foundations of Human Social Behavior” at the University of Zurich
  • 1994– Chair for Microeconomics and Experiment Economic Research at the Faculty of Economics and Computer Science at the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1991–1994 Associate Professor at the Dept. of Economics and Economic Policy at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria
  • 1989–1991 Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Economics and Economic Policy at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria
  • 1991 Habilitation in Economics
  • 1980–1986 Doctorate in Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria
  • 1975–1980 University Education in Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria (Masters Degree)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental economics, including behavioral economics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • The meeting point between the fields of economics, sociology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychology
  • Study of human altruism and social preferences

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize
  • 2009 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2009 Honorary doctorate in economics from the University of Lugano
  • 2009 Honorary doctorate in economics from the University of Lausanne
  • 2008 the Marcel Benoit Prize
  • 2008 Honorary doctorate in economics from the University of Munich
  • 2008 President of the European Economic Association
  • 2005 President of the Economic Science Association
  • 2004 the Cogito Prize
  • 2004 Honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen
  • 2000 the Hicks-Tinbergen Medal
  • 1999 the Gossen Prize of the German Economic Association


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