Short bio of Jean-Robert Tyran
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).
Visiting and teaching positions