Ernst Fehr

Ernst Fehr's Profile

Name Ernst Fehr
About Me Ernst Fehr has been Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zürich since 1994 and has served as Director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich from 1999 until 2015. He also serves as Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society and has been a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University since 2011. His research focuses on the patterns and evolution of human altruism, competition and cooperation, drawing on research in many fields for a better understanding of human social behavior. Ernst studied Economics at the University of Vienna and was an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Economics at M.I.T. from 2003 to 2011. He is a former president of the Economic Science Association and of the European Economics Association, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. Ernst was awarded the Marcel Benoist Prize in 2008 and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize in 2013, and his papers and research have been published in leading international journals.