Homepage of Sebastian Ebert

Contact Information

Sebastian Ebert 
Professor of Microeconomics
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Sonnemannstraße 9 - 11
60314 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone: +49(0)69 154008 516 

Assistant (Nana Berhane): +49 (0)69 154008 770

Email: s dot ebert at fs dot de
Website: Profile at Frankfurt School

Curriculum Vitae [Link]  Teaching Information [Link]

Research Interests

Behavioral Finance/ Economics/ Insurance, Applied Microeconomics

Upcoming Presentations

Nijmegen (February 13), Frankfurt School (March 16), Tilburg (March 22), UC Berkeley (April 3)


Ebert, S., Nocetti, D. & H. Schlesinger (forthcoming): Greater Mutual Aggravation [Link to SSRN]Management Science. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. (2015): On Skewed Risks in Economic Models and Experiments. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112(4), 85-97.

Ebert, S. & P. Strack (2015): Until the Bitter End: On Prospect Theory in a Dynamic Context. American Economic Review, 105(4), 1618-1633. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. & D. Wiesen (2014). Joint Measurement of Risk Aversion, Prudence, and Temperance. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty48(3), 231-252. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. (2013). Even (mixed) Risk Lovers are Prudent: Comment. American Economic Review, 103(4), 1536-1537. 

Ebert, S. (2013). Moment Characterization of Higher-Order Risk Preferences. Theory and Decision, 74(2), 267-284.

Ebert, S. & E. Lütkebohmert (2012). An Asset Drop Model as an Alternative to the Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Basel Framework. Journal of Credit Risk, 8(3), 41-63.

Ebert, S. & D. Wiesen (2011). Testing for Prudence and Skewness Seeking. Management Science, 57(7), 1334-1349. [Web Appendix]

Ebert, S. & E. Lütkebohmert (2011). Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Granularity Adjustment for Basel II. Journal of Credit Risk, 7(1), 3-33.

Google Scholar Profile: [Link]

Papers Under Revision

Ebert, S. & G. van de Kuilen (2015): Measuring Bivariate Risk Preferences [Link to SSRN]Revise & Resubmit, Econometrica

    Presentations 2016: FUR Warwick, Frankfurt School; Warwick Statistics Seminar. 2015: German Economists Abroad Annual Meeting, QUT Brisbane, UoSydney, UoAmsterdam, Duisburg, ETH Zurich, Verein f. Socialpolitik Muenster, ESA Heidelberg, SPUDM Budapest, WRIEC Munich, Tilburg Econ Brown Bag. First version: July 2015. This version: March 2016.

Ebert, S. and C. Hilpert (2015): Skewness Preference and the Popularity of Technical Analysis [Link to SSRN]Revise & Resubmit, Review of Finance

    Presentations: 2015: UNSW Business School Sydney, Cambridge Judge Business School; Hohenheim; 2014: Munich Behavioral Insurance Workshop, Maastricht, LMU Munich Behavioral Insurance Workshop, EGRIE, EFMA, SGF Zurich, Tilburg Finance Brown Bag 2013: UoFreiburg, UoBonn Finance Seminar, CEAR Workshop on the Economics of Gambling in Atlanta, UoAlabama Finance Seminar. First version: November 2013. Previous Title: "The Trend is Your (Imaginary) Friend: A Behavioral Perspective on Technical Analysis"

Working Papers

Ebert, S. (2017):  Prudent Discounting for Risky Times: Experimental Evidence

NEW! Baele, L., Driessen, J., Ebert, S., Londono, J.-M. & O. Spalt (2017): Prospect Theory, Option Prices, and the Variance Premium [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S., Wei, W. & X.Y. Zhou (2016): Discounting, Diversity, and Investment [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. & P. Strack (2016): Never, Ever Getting Started: On Prospect Theory without Commitment [Link to SSRN]

Ebert, S. (2015): Decision Making When Things Are Only a Matter of Time [Link to SSRN] 

Research Grants

- 2014: NWO-Veni (EUR 250.000)

- 2013: Unicredit/ Modigliani Research Grant (EUR 20.000)

Reviewer for

American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Experimental Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Finance, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the European Economic Association, Management Science, Mathematical Finance, Quantitative Finance, Review of Economic Studies, Risk Analysis, Marie-Curie IEF, Swiss National Science Foundation, and many more

My doctoral thesis

Treatment of Double Default Effects within the Basel Regulatory Framework and a Theoretical and an Experimental Investigation of Higher-Order Risk Preferences [Link]