Jean-Robert Tyran - Biography#

Jean-Robert Tyran is professor of public economics at the University of Vienna and director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics. He has served on various editorial boards (e.g., Experimental Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the Economic Science Association, Judgment and Decision Making), and professional Boards (e.g., Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, German Economic Association). He is a research fellow at various institutions (CEPR, London; EPRU, University of Copenhagen) and has held numerous visiting positions (Harvard Kennedy School, London School of Economics, Caltech, among others). He is also part-time Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen. Before moving to U Vienna in September 2010, he was at University of Copenhagen since 2004, and at University of St. Gallen since 1997. He has earned his PhD in economics at the U of Zurich finishing in 1997.

Jean-Robert Tyran has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics (2016 - 2018) and as Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at the University of Vienna 2018-22.

In his research, Jean-Robert Tyran mainly investigates how institutions like markets and democracy are shaped by bounded rationality and social preferences. He has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals, including general interest journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association and Science. His current third-party funded research projects are listed here ( According to repec, he is one of the top economists in Austria (, click on "Authors").

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