Sandro Ambuehl

Sandro Ambuehl

Assistant Professor
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Sandro Ambuehl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at the Rotman School of Management. One of his interests concerns designing policies for the exchange of goods about which people have strong ethical intuitions, for example, with living organ donation or when incentive systems place a price on the natural environment. In another line of research, he studies what policies help people make good financial decisions. He addresses these questions using a combination of controlled experiments and economic theory. His research has been featured in the popular press, including the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 

Research Interests: 

Experimental and behavioral economics, market design  

Awards and Grants: 

  • 2014 TIAA-CREF grant for project Financial Education, Financial Competence and Consumer Welfare with B. Douglas Bernheim and Annamaria Lusardi ($107,567)
  • 2010 - 2011 Grant from the Barbara Finberg Fellowship Fund, Stanford University
  • 2010 Fulbright grant (declined for administrative reasons)


Publications & Working Papers


Ph.D. candidate in Economics, Stanford University Expected Completion: October 2016 DISSERTATION: Information and the Quality of Decision Making

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Zurich, 2010

Licentiate in Economics, University of Zurich, 2009