Speaker

PROFESSOR DR THORSTEN HENS

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH

Department of Banking and Finance

Thorsten Hens is a Swiss Finance Institute professor of financial economics at the University of Zurich. According to the Wirtschaftswoche ranking Hens is among the top 5% finance professors in the DACH region.

His research areas are—among others—evolutionary and behavioural finance. In researching how investors make their decisions, Professor Hens draws on work in psychology, and he applies insights from biology to understand the dynamics of financial markets. He is one of the pioneers of evolutionary finance and cultural finance.