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.
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.