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Sandro Ambuehl


    Sandro Ambuehl

    Assistant Professor (UTSC) in Economic Analysis and Policy

    Degrees: PhD expected in Economics, Stanford University
    B.Sc. in Mathematics , University of Zurich
    Licentiate in Economics, University of Zurich
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    Sandro Ambuehl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at Rotman. One of his interests concerns designing 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. In another line of research, he studies what policies help people make good financial decisions. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. His research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 

    Selected Publications - Papers

    Honors and Awards

    2018  European Research Council, Team member on Engineering Economic Cooperation (team leader Axel Ockenfels)
    2017  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, To study the behavioral economics of how nudges affect financial decision making. Together with B.D. Bernheim. USD 474,606
    2017  Connaught New Researcher Award, CAD 35,000; University of Toronto
    2016  Wynne and Beril Plumptre Faculty Research Fellowship, CAD 9,000; University of Toronto Scarborough
    2015  Financial Education, Financial Competence, and Consumer Welfare. Together with B.D. Bernheim and Annamaria Lusardi, USD 107,567; TIAA-CREF

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Experimental and behavioral economics, market design, household finance, ethics and economics  

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