Benno Torgler Dissertation Examples

Ph.D

Benno Torgler is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT. He was also Adjunct Professor at the  EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany (2012-2015) and an ARC Future Fellow (2011-2015). Before coming to QUT he was:

  • a Research Affiliate and Lecturer – MacMillan Center, Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy – Yale University
  • a Visiting Scholar – Law and Economics Program – University of California-Berkeley
  • a Visiting Scholar – Andrew Young School of Policy Studies – Georgia State University.

Research interests His primary research interest lies in the area of economics, but he has also published in journals with a political science, social psychology, sociology and biology focus.

  • Behavioral and experimental economics
  • Non-market economics
  • Illegal activities (e.g., tax evasion, corruption, shadow economy, money laundering)
  • Sportometrics
  • Public finance
  • Political economy and public policy
  • Law and economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Sociology/economics of science.

Media Response His work has appeared in more than 300 newspapers and (scientific) magazines worldwide, including:

  • TIME magazine
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • The New Yorker
  • Boston Globe
  • Los Angeles Times
  • ScienceNews
  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
  • Wired
  • Discover Magazine
  • Washington Post
  • Spiegel
  • VanityFair

Selected Media Coverage 

Projects

Additional information

Awards

Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2011
Details
Fellowship Type: ARC Principal Research Fellowship Project Title: The Role of Moral Sentiments and Emotions in Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Empirical Approach External Reference : FT110100463 Years Awarded: 2011-2015 Total Funding Awarded: $861,766

Publications

  • Dulleck U, Fooken J, Newton CJ, Ristl A, Schaffner M, Torgler B, (2016) Tax compliance and psychic costs: Behavioral experimental evidence using a physiological marker, Journal of Public Economics p9-18
  • Pagan AN, Torgler B, (2015) Use '4Rs' criteria to assess papers [Correspondence], Nature p34
  • Morton RB, Muller D, Page L, Torgler B, (2015) Exit polls, turnout, and bandwagon voting: Evidence from a natural experiment, European Economic Review p65-81
  • Dulleck U, Schaffner M, Torgler B, (2014) Heartbeat and economic decisions: Observing mental stress among proposers and responders in the ultimatum bargaining game, PLoS One p1-9
  • Page L, Savage DA, Torgler B, (2014) Variation in risk seeking behaviour following large losses: A natural experiment, European Economic Review p121-131
  • Torgler B, Piatti M, (2013) A century of American Economic Review: insight and analysis of critical success factors in journal publishing p1-174
  • Stadelmann D, Torgler B, (2013) Bounded rationality and voting decisions over 160 years: Voter behavior and increasing complexity in decision-making, PLoS ONE p1-8
  • Chan H, Torgler B, (2013) Science prizes: Time-lapsed awards for excellence, Nature p29
  • Frey BS, Savage D, Torgler B, (2010) Interaction of natural survival instincts and internalized social norms exploring the Titanic and Lusitania disasters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States of America p4862-4865
  • Schaltegger CA, Torgler B, (2007) Government accountability and fiscal discipline: A panel analysis using Swiss data, Journal of Public Economics p117-140

Research Projects

Title
Scientist Career Path: An Explorative Analysis
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180101169
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Microeconomic Impacts of Australian Natural Disasters
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP170100177
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Incentivizing Attendance and Performance at School: A Field Experiment
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100897
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
The Role of Moral Sentiments and Emotions in Human Nature: An Interdisciplinary Empirical Approach
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT110100463
Start year
2011
Keywords
Emotions; Experiments; Moral Sentiments
Title
Determining Urban Water Conservation And Management Strategies: A Novel Approach Using Field Experiment And Survey Data
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0988254
Start year
2009
Keywords
Urban Water Conservation; Demand Side Management Instruments; Behavioural Economics; Environmental Psychology; Public Acceptability; Field Experiments;
Title
Should Rational Individuals Be Optimistic? Theory, Survey Evidence, Experimental Evidence, And Policy Implications.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0987840
Start year
2009
Keywords
Behavioural Economics; Experiments; Information Management; Expectations; Surveys; Data Analysis;
Title
Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements To Identify The Effects Of Stress On Decision Making
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0884074
Start year
2008
Keywords
Experimental Economics; Neuroeconomics; Organizational Design
Title
Integrated Financial Fraud Detection in Enterprise Applications
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0669644
Start year
2007
Keywords
fraud detection; financial fraud; policy modelling; scenario specification; event correlation;

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