Ernst Fehr (born June 21, 1956) is an economist from Austria. He is Professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research and chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of ZĂźrich, Switzerland. His research covers the areas of the evolution of human cooperation and sociality, in particular fairness, reciprocity and bounded rationality.
He is also well known for his important contributions to the new field of neuroeconomics, as well as to behavioral finance and experimental economics. According to IDEAS/REPEC, he is the second-most influential German-speaking economist, and is ranked at 99th globally and has been candidate to be laureated with the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.Continue Reading »