Vice-Rector Tyran

Curriculum Vitae

Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs

Personal Data

Jean-Robert Tyran
Date of Birth:
29th of April 1967 in Zurich

Education and Academic Career

  • 1987-1994: Studies of Economics and Political Science, University of Zurich
  • 1994-1997: Doctoral studies, University of Zurich, study visits in Arizona and LSE London
  • 1997-2004: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of St. Gallen with research stays at University of Amsterdam, LSE London, University of Lyon, Stockholm SE, Harvard KSG
  • 2004-2005: Associate Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • 2005-2010: Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Director of the Centre for Experimental Economics
  • Since 2010: Professor of Economics, University of Vienna

Functions and Memberships

  • 2010 – 2015: Associate editor of the Journal Judgment and Decision Making
  • 2012 – 2016: Associate editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • 2013 – 2017: Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Political Science
  • Since 2005: Editorial Board of the European Journal of Political Economy
  • Since 2009: Editorial Board of the Journal Experimental Economics
  • Since 2014: Editorial Board of the Journal of the Economic Science Association
  • 2008 – 2020: Board of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE)
  • 2009 – 2012: Executive Committee of the Economic Science Association (ESA)
  • 2016 – 2017: Executive Committee Verein für Socialpolitik
  • Since 2005: Research Fellow, CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research, London)
  • Since 2006: Research Fellow, EPRU (Economic Policy Research Unit, Copenhagen)
  • 2007 – 2016: Research Associate, CAMA (Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University)
  • 2012 – 2017: Affiliated Researcher, Choice Lab (NHH Bergen)
  • Since 2011: Director, Vienna Center for Experimental Economics (VCEE, University of Vienna)
  • 2014-2016: Vicedean of Research, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • 2016-2018: Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna
  • Since February 2018: Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs, University of Vienna

Refereeing activities for

  • the German Council of Science and Humanities as part of the Excellence Initiative: U Heidelberg 2007, LMU Munich 2011
  • for 37 journals incl. all „top 5“ in Economics
  • for 13 Institutions incl. Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (Belgium), Israel Science Foundation, National Research Agency (ANR, France), National Science Foundation (USA); Swiss National Science Foundation
  • External examiner for 12 dissertations (U East Anglia, U Göteborg, U Maastricht among others)
  • External examiner for 15 habilitations / tenure-decisions for professorships (Caltech, UC San Diego, U Pittsburgh among others)