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

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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 strand of my research focuses on the question of how to help people make good financial decisions. A second strand 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 medical trial participation. A third strand concerns the foundations of how people think and decide. I address these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. In 2022, I received a Starting Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to support my research on positive welfare economics. My research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Freakonomics Radio, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.