call download fax letter pdf search x chevron

Professor of Microeconomics

Personal Details

Sebastian Ebert is a Professor of Microeconomics at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Finance at Tilburg University. His research focuses on the psychology of financial and other risky decisions, thereby contributing to the growing fields of behavioral economics, finance, and insurance. Much of his work is interdisciplinary and merges insights from economics, statistics, mathematics, and psychology.

Ebert has won several prizes for his research and published in leading economics and management journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Operations Research, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is a member of the editorial boards of the two leading insurance journals, the Journal of Risk and Insurance and the Geneva Risk and Insurance Review. From 2019 to 2024, the European Research Council supports his research on low-probability, high-impact risks.

Ebert has taught at the Bachelor, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD levels, at various universities, and to practitioners (e.g., to the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank AG). His course on Behavioral Finance won him the Best Lecturer award of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University.

Ebert received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn (summa cum laude). He has degrees in economics (M.Sc., with highest honors), statistics (M.Sc.), and mathematics (B.Sc.).


Scholarly journal articles

Working papers

Popular press (in German)

Bildung oder Geldanlage – was lohnt sich mehr? Interview mit WirtschaftsWoche, 14. März 2021 Link:

Wer jeden Tag ins Depot schaut, wird verrückt. Interview mit Handelsblatt, 29. März 2020:

Zum Rätsel der Aktienmarktteilnahme in Deutschland (gemeinsam mit Michael H. Grote und Christine Laudenbach). Studie im Auftrag der Deutsche Börse AG, 2. November 2019:

Richtig sparen – so funktioniert’s. Artikel für Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 29. Mai 2017:


Title Program Semester
Behavioural Models, Economics and Philosophy Bachelor Summer