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Adrian Bruhin


Full Professor
Department of Economics

Internef, room 540
Tel 021.692.34.86
Fax 0216923305

Postal address
Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Internef
1015 Lausanne


bachelor Analyse économique : microéconomie
Related programmes
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
master Financial Institutions & Regulation
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Master of Science (MSc) in Economics
Master of Law (MLaw) in Law and Economics
bachelor Statistique et économétrie I
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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics


Research areas

Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Financial Stability


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22 last publications ordered by: publication type  -  year

: Peer Reviewed


Bruhin A., Fehr E. ; Schunk D. (2019). The Many Faces of Human Sociality - Uncovering the Distribution and Stability of Social Preferences. Journal of the European Economic Association, 17, 1025-1069. Peer Reviewed

Bruhin A., Goette L., Haenni S., Jiang L., Markovicc A., Roethlisberger A. et al. (2019). The Sting of Rejection: Deferring Blood Donors due to Low Hemoglobin Values Reduces Future Return. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy.

Bruhin A., Santos-Pinto L. ; Staubli D. (2018). How do beliefs about skill affect risky decisions?. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 150, 350-371. Peer Reviewed

Pedroni A., Frey R., Bruhin A., Dutilh G., Hertwig R. ; Rieskamp J. (2017). The risk elicitation puzzle. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 803-809. Peer Reviewed

Bruhin A., Goette L., Roethlisberger A., Markovic A. ; Buchli R. (2015). Call of Duty: The Effects of Phone Calls on Blood Donor Motivation. Transfusion, 55, 2645-2652. Peer Reviewed

Santos-Pinto L., Bruhin A., Mata J. ; Astebro T. (2015). Detecting Heterogeneous Risk Attitudes with Mixed Gambles. Theory and Decision, 79, 573-600. Peer Reviewed

Fischbacher U., Hertwig R. ; Bruhin A. (2013). How to Model Heterogeneity in Costly Punishment: Insights from Responders' Response Times. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 462-476. Peer Reviewed

Morishima Y., Schunk D., Bruhin A., Ruff C. ; Fehr E. (2012). Linking brain structure and activation in the temporoparietal junction to explain the neurobiology of human altruism. Neuron, 75, 73-79. Peer Reviewed

Epper T., Fehr-Duda H. ; Bruhin A. (2011). Viewing the Future through a Warped Lens: Why Uncertainty Generates Hyperbolic Discounting. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 43, 169-203. Peer Reviewed

Fehr-Duda H., Epper T., Bruhin A. ; Schubert R. (2011). Risk and Rationality: The Effect of Mood and Decision Rules on Probability Weighting. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 78, 14-24. Peer Reviewed

Bruhin A., Fehr-Duda H. ; Epper T. (2010). Risk and Rationality: Uncovering Heterogeneity in Probability Distortion. Econometrica, 78, 1375-1412. Peer Reviewed

Fehr-Duda H., Bruhin A., Epper T. ; Schubert R. (2010). Rationality on the Rise: Why Relative Risk Aversion Increases with Stake Size. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 40, 147-180. Peer Reviewed

Bruhin A. , Winkelmann R. (2009). Happiness Functions with Preference Interdependence and Heterogeneity: The Case of Altruism within the Family. Journal of Population Economics, 22, 1063-1080. Peer Reviewed

Book Sections

Hertwig R., Fischbacher U. ; Bruhin A. (2012). Simple Heuristics in a Social Game. Simple Heuristics in a Social World (pp. 39-65). Oxford University Press, New York.

Technical Reports

Bruhin Adrian, Manai Maha ; Santos-Pinto Luis (2018). Risk and Rationality: The Relative Importance of Probability Weighting and Choice Set Dependence. Universtiy of Lausanne.

Beutler T., Bichsel R., Bruhin A. ; Danton J. (2015). The Impact of Interest Rate Risk on Bank Lending. Université de Lausanne.

Bruhin A., Goette L., Haenni S. ; Jiang L. (2015). Spillovers of Prosocial Motivation: Evidence from an Intervention Study on Blood Donors. University of Lausanne - HEC - DEEP.

Bruhin A. (2008). Stochastic Expected Utility and Prospect Theory in a Horse Race: A Finite Mixture Approach. University of Zurich.


DAUTOVIC Ernest (2019). THREE ESSAYS IN IMPACT EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC POLICIES. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales. Bruhin Adrian (Dir.)

DANTON Jayson (2018). ON THE ECONOMICS OF HOUSING CONSUMPTION AND FINANCE. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales. Bruhin Adrian , Brùlhart Marius (Dir.)

HÄNNI Simon (2017). FOUR QUASI-EXPERIMENTS ON INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATION. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales. Götte Lorenz , Bruhin Adrian (Dir.)

JIANG Lingqing (2017). ESSAYS IN SOCIAL INTERACTION AND AGENT MOTIVATION. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales. Gôtte Lorenz , Bruhin Adrian (Dir.)



PhD in Economics at the University of Zurich

Work experience

Senior Economist at the Swiss National Bank (SNB)

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich


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