Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens

Professor of Financial Economics
PLD-H 04, Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
+41 44 634 37 06
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  • 1996: Habilitation, Bonn University.
  • 1992: PhD, Bonn University (European Doctoral Programme).
  • 1988: Diploma in Economics, Bonn University.
  • 1984: Pre-Diploma (Vordiplom) in Computer Science, Bonn University.

Research Interest

  1. Evolutionary Finance
  2. Behavioral Finance
  3. Aggregation


  • Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management
  • Evolutionary Finance
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Advanced Portfolio Theory
  • Introduction to Financial Economics

Other professional activities

Research Networks

  • Swiss Finance Institute Fellow
  • NCCR-Finrisk Project on Behavioral and Evolutionary Finance
  • URPP-Regulation of Financial Markets Project Client Advice
  • RPP-Finance and Financial Markets Project Behavioral Finance
  • Research Fellow of CEPR

Administrative Positions

  • Director of the Department of Banking and Finance
  • Member of the Faculty Steering Committee
  • Scientific Coordinator of NCCR-Finrisk
  • Member of the Executive Administration Committee of UZH


  • Pension Fund of the City of Zurich
  • Vita Pension Fund
  • Founding Partner of the UZH spin-off firm Behavioural Finance Solutions