Sandro Ambuehl

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

UBS Center for Economics in Society

University of Zurich


Research Interests

Behavioral Experimental Economics, Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Repugnant Transactions, Rational Inattention

Welcome! I am the UBS Foundation Assistant Professor of Behavioral Economics of Financial Markets at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. One part of my research focuses on the question of how to help people make good financial decisions. My other strand of research concerns policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, as is the case, for example, with living organ donation, or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. I addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. My research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.