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Professor Benno Torgler

QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance

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Name
Professor Benno Torgler
Position(s)
Professor
QUT Business School,
Economics and Finance
Discipline *
Applied Economics
Phone
+61 7 3138 2517
Fax
+61 7 3138 1500
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.D

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Since April 2013, Fellow of the CESifo Research Network in Germany.
  • Since 2008 Executive Board Member of the National Centre for Econometric Research (NCER) in Australia.
  • Since April 2013, Fellow of the CESifo Research Network in Germany.
  • Since 2009 Executive Board Member ISBS, European Business School (EBS) in Germany.
  • Since 2007 Associate Member of the research group in Economics, Sport and Intangibles, ESIrg in Spain.
  • Since 2007 Independent Advisor of the Institute of Local Public Finance in Germany.
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Benno Torgler is Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT. He is also Adjunct Professor at the  EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Germany (since 2012-) and ARC Future Fellow (till 2015).

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.

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
  • Los Angeles Times
  • ScienceNews
  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
  • Wired
  • Discover Magazine
  • Washington Post
  • Spiegel
Selected Media Coverage 
This information has been contributed by Professor Benno Torgler.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

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
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
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
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,

Supervision