- Professor Benno Torgler
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
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- Applied Economics
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Benno Torgler is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT.
He is also a Research Fellow of the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA) in Switzerland and a CESifo Research Affiliate.
Previously 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.
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)
- Public finance
- Political economy and public policy
- Law and economics
- Environmental economics
- Sociology/economics of science.
His work has appeared in more than 300 newspapers and (scientific) magazines worldwide, including:
- TIME magazine
- New York Times
- Los Angeles Times
- SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
- Washington Post
- Le Temps
- Neue Zuercher Zeitung.
Find out more information in the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database.
Media Coverage (2010)
- TIME magazine: Titanic vs. Lusitania: How People Behave in a Disaster
- New York Times: How the Men Reacted as the Titanic and Lusitania Went Under
- ScienceNews: Titanic study: It takes time to do the right thing
- Scientific American: Sinking Ships Imply Altruism Takes Time
- Los Angeles Times: Women and children first? Maybe.
- 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
- Frey BS, Savage D, Torgler B, (2010) Noblesse oblige? Determinants of survival in a life-and-death situation, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization p1-11
- Torgler B, Schneider F, Schaltegger CA, (2010) Local autonomy, tax morale, and the shadow economy, Public Choice p293-321
- Schaltegger CA, Torgler B, (2010) Work ethic, Protestantism, and human capital, Economics Letters p99-101
- Grigoriadis T, Torgler B, (2009) Energy polarization and popular representation: Evidence from the Russian Duma, Energy Economics p322-334
- Torgler B, Frey BS, Wilson C, (2009) Environmental and pro-social norms: Evidence on littering, The B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy p1-39
- Cummings R, Martinez-Vazquez J, McKee M, Torgler B, (2009) Tax morale affects tax compliance: evidence from surveys and an artefactual field experiment, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation p447-457
- Torgler B, Garcia-Valinas M, (2007) The Determinants of Individuals' Attitudes towards Preventing Environmental Damage, Ecological Economics p536-552
- Frey BS, Torgler B, (2007) Tax morale and conditional cooperation, Journal of Comparative Economics p136-159
- Schaltegger CA, Torgler B, (2007) Government accountability and fiscal discipline: A panel analysis using Swiss data, Journal of Public Economics p117-140
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.