Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Bruno S.
Second name: Frey
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Position: Professor



Lic. rerum politicarum (Master in Economics), University of Basle, 1964
Doctor rerum politicarum (summa cum laude; Ph.D. in Economics), 1965
Habilitation, 1969

Research interests:


Political Economics
Democracy & Federalism
Economics of Terrorism
Economics of Awards (orders, medals, decorations and other honours)
Economics & Psychology
Motivation (crowding effects)
Happiness Research
Corporate Governance
Economics of Art and Culture

Publications (most important/popular):


The most important publication:

Glück - Die Sicht der Ökonomie (with Claudia Frey Marti) (2010)
Happiness: A Revolution in Economics (2008)
Economics and Psychology (ed., with Alois Stutzer) (2007)
Dealing with Terrorism: Stick or Carrot? (2004)
Happiness and Economics (with Alois Stutzer) (2002)
Not Just for the Money (1997)

List of Publications:



Honorary Doctorate of Economics, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), 1998
Honorary Doctorate of Economics, University of Goeteborg (Sweden), 1998
Honorary Doctorate of Economics, Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 2009
Honorary Doctorate of Economics, University of Aix-en-Provence/Marseille (France), 2010
Honorary Doctorate, University of Innsbruck (Austria),  2011


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