Michel Maréchal

Professor of economics

Michel Maréchal is professor of economics at the University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland). He is co-leading the Decriminalizing the Poor: The Effects of Short-Term Incarceration on Human Life project.

In addition to these roles, Maréchal is also a research network affiliate at the Center for Economic Studies/ifo Institute (CESifo; Munich, Germany) and associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Maréchal conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersections of economics, social psychology, criminology, political science and biology. He uses field and lab experimental methods, often in collaboration with firms, nonprofits and governmental organizations. His current research interests include unethical behavior and crime, organizational economics, social norms, as well as context-dependence in economic preferences.