Short bio of Jean-Robert Tyran 

(recent picture)    (commencement exercise)   (detailed info)

 

Jean-Robert Tyran is professor of public economics at the University of Vienna and director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics. He is associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, member of various editorial boards (Experimental Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the Economic Science Association, Journal of Experimental Political Science), and professional Boards (Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, German Economic Association). He is a research fellow at various institutions (CEPR, London; EPRU, U Copenhagen) and has held numerous visiting positions (Harvard Kennedy School, London School of Economics, among others).

Before moving to Vienna in September 2010, he was at U Copenhagen since 2004, and at U St. Gallen since 1997. He has earned his PhD in economics at the U of Zurich finishing in 1997.

 

In his research, Jean-Robert Tyran mainly investigates how institutions like markets and democracy are shaped by bounded rationality and social preferences. A current project is to establish an internet-based platform for running large-scale economic experiments (iLEE).  (watch this video to see how I explain the uses of experimental economics and iLEE in particular to the Queen of Denmark)

Jean-Robert Tyran has published in field journals such as Journal of Public Economics and Games and Economic Behavior as well as in general interest journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies and Science.

My current research projects are listed here.

Watch this video of a keynote lecture I gave on behavioral and experimental public choice at the CEU in Budapest in 2017.

As the Dean of the Faculty for 2016-18 I also organize events for the public on general topics in economics (video). I have also intiated the Vienna Behavioral Economics Network (VBEN) to spread the word outside the academic community and to discuss ideas from Behavioral and Experiemntal Economics with people from the business world, society and state (video).

 

 

Academic Degrees

03/2004 PD (U St. Gallen), Habilitation in Economics
04/1999 Dr. oec. publ. (U Zurich), summa cum laude
07/1994 lic. oec. publ. (U Zurich), summa cum laude
   

Professional Positions

09/2010- Professor
Department of Economics, University of Vienna
07/2005- Professor
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
(until 08/2010 full time, from 09/2010 part-time)
04/2004-

06/2005

Associate Professor
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
10/1997-
03/2004
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen
   

Appointments

10/2016 -09/18 Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
10/2014 -09/16 Vicedean of Research, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
01/2011 - Director, Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE, University of Vienna)
06/2007 - Director, iLEE (internet Laboratory for Experimental Economics, U Copenhagen)
01/2008 - 08/14 Director, CEE (Center for Experimental Economics, U Copenhagen)
07/2010 - 08/15 Associate editor of the Journal Judgment and Decision Making
12/2012 - Associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
09/2009 - Editorial Board of the Journal Experimental Economics
06/2013 - Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Political Science
07/2005 - Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy
09/2014 - Editorial Board of the Journal of the Economic Science Association
05/2009 - 06/12 Executive Committee of the Economic Science Association (ESA)
09/2016 - Chairman of the Board of Vienna Behavioral Economics Network (VBEN)
08/2008 - 12/20 Board of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE)
12/2007 -12/16 Research Associate, CAMA (Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University)
05/2012 - 12/13 Member, iv.future.lab (Vienna)
10/2011 - Affiliated Researcher, Choice Lab (NHH Bergen)
03/2006 - Research Fellow, EPRU (Economic Policy Research Unit, Copenhagen)
01/2006 - 09/14 Associate Member, FRU (Finance Research Unit, Copenhagen)
09/2005 - Research Fellow, CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research, London)
09/2004 I was awarded the Prix Latsis Universitaire for my work on Behavioral and Economics and Institutions (here's the speech I gave at the award ceremony)
   

Visiting and teaching positions

France: Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (LEEP); Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (BETA); Université de Rennes 1, Université Lyon II, (GATE)
Germany: Konstanz, WZB Berlin (Short-term)
Netherlands: University of Amsterdam (CREED)
Sweden: Stockholm School of Economics
UK: London School of Economics
USA: Center for Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, NYU New York
other: NYU Abu Dhabi