Professor of Economics
Ernst Fehr has been Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zürich since 1994. He served as director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics and chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. He currently serves as director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society.
He has been a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University since 2011 and was an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2011. He is a former president of the Economic Science Association and of the European Economic 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. He was recipient of the Marcel Benoist Prize in 2008 and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize in 2013. Ernst Fehr has numerous publications in international top journals. His research focuses on the proximate patterns and the evolutionary origins of human altruism and the interplay between social preferences, social norms, and strategic interactions.
Fehr’s work is characterized by the combination of game-theoretic tools with experimental methods and the use of insights from economics, social psychology, sociology, biology, and neuroscience for a better understanding of human social behavior.
University of Zurich
Department of Economics
Blümlisalpstrasse 10, Room BLU-213
Office hours: Monday – Thursday