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Professor of Microeconomics

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Sebastian Ebert is a Professor of Microeconomics at Frankfurt School. Prior to that he was a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at Tilburg University, with which he continues to hold an affiliation.
His research focuses on the psychology behind financial and other risky decisions, thereby contributing to the growing fields of behavioral economics, finance, and insurance. Methodologically, Ebert relies on analytical modeling as well as on experiments. Much of his work is interdisciplinary and merges insights from economics, statistics, mathematics, and psychology.

Sebastian Ebert’s research has been published in leading international journals such as The Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Management Science, or The American Economic Review. At the age of 32, he was listed among the Top 100 German economists below the age of 40 (Handelsblatt Ranking 2014), and the Dutch Science foundation (NWO) endowed him with a EUR250.000 grant to conduct research on time-inconsistency and investment behavior. In 2015, Ebert was one of the four nominees for the Pierson medal. He extensively reviews for the top economics journals and frequently presents his work at international conferences and as an invited seminar speaker. Research visits led him to Berkeley, Sydney, and Zurich, among other places.

At Frankfurt School, Sebastian Ebert teaches courses in behavioral economics and finance. He has further teaching experience in financial economics, microeconomics, mathematics, and statistics. In the academic year 2013-2014, Ebert was awarded Best Lecturer of Tilburg’s Graduate program in Business.
Ebert graduated from the Bonn Graduate School of Economics as a PhD (summa cum laude) in 2011. Prior to that, he obtained Master degrees in Statistics and Economics, respectively, as well as a Bachelor degree in Mathematics.

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Courses 2017

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Social interaction in theory and experiment Bachelor 2017 SS