Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jean-Robert Tyran
currently on leave
Kartal, M., & Tyran, J-R. (2020). Fake News, Voter Overconfidence, and the Quality of Democratic Choice. Discussion papers from Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, No. 20-03



Hedegaard, M., Kerschbamer, R., Müller, D., & Tyran, J-R. (2019). Distributional Preferences Explain Individual Behavior Across Games and Time. Working Papers in Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck


Kamei, K., Putterman, L., & Tyran, J-R. (2019). Civic Engagement as a Second-Order Public Good. Department of Economics, Brown University.


Tyran, J-R., & Wagner, A. K. (2019). Experimental Evidence on Expressive Voting. In R. Congleton, B. Grofman, & S. Voigt (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Public Choice (Vol. 2, pp. 928-940). Oxford University Press.

Tyran, J-R. (2019). Jean-Robert Tyran Recommends “Patience and the Wealth of Nations” by Thomas Dohmen, Benjamin Enke, Armin Falk, David Huffman, and Uwe Sunde. In B. S. Frey, & C. Schaltegger (Eds.), 21st Century Economics: Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember (pp. 135-136). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17740-9_53



Andersson, O., Holm, H., Tyran, J-R., & Wengström, E. (2018). Robust Inference in Risk Elicitation Tasks. Discussion papers from Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, No. 18-09


Jimenez, N., Rodriguez-Lara, I., Tyran, J-R., & Wengström, E. (2018). Thinking Fast, Thinking Badly. Economics Letters, 162, 41-44. [162]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2017.10.018

Haeckl, S., Sausgruber, R., & Tyran, J-R. (2018). Work Motivation and Teams. Discussion papers from Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, No. 18-08





Cappelen, A. W., Nielsen, U. H., Tungodden, B., Tyran, J-R., & Wengström, E. (2016). Fairness is intuitive. Experimental Economics, 19(4), 727–740. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10683-015-9463-y

Short Bio of Jean-Robert Tyran
Jean-Robert Tyran is professor of public economics at the University of Vienna, director of the Vienna Center for Experimental Economics, and the Vice Rector of Research and International Affairs of the University of Vienna. He has previously served as vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.

He has been a member of various editorial boards (Experimental Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of the Economic Science Association, Journal of Experimental Political Science), and professional Boards (Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, German Economic Association). He is a research fellow at various institutions (CEPR, London; EPRU, U Copenhagen) and has held numerous visiting positions (Harvard Kennedy School, Caltech, London School of Economics, among others). He is also part-time Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen.

Before moving to Vienna in September 2010, he was first associate, then full professor at U Copenhagen since 2004, and at U St. Gallen since 1997. He has earned his PhD in economics at the U of Zurich finishing in 1997.

In his research, Jean-Robert Tyran mainly investigates how institutions like markets and democracy are shaped by bounded rationality and social preferences. A current project is to establish an internet-based platform for running large-scale economic experiments (iLEE).

Jean-Robert Tyran has published more than 50 papers in refereed journals, including field journals such as Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and Games and Economic Behavior as well as in general interest journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association and Science.

Can democracy ever work? A behavioral and experimental economics perspective

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Fake news, overconfidence and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Fake news, overconfidence and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Civic Engagement as a Second-Order Public Good

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
19 Feb 2019

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Golden oldies? How the oldest historic Universities in Europe meet the needs of modern Higher Education

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
15 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

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The Legacy of Humanism in Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
24 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

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Scientific Writing and Publishing

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
10 Oct 201811 Oct 2018

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6th Summer School in Behavioral Economics and Experimental Research: Institutions and Behavior

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker), jordi brandts (Speaker)
17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

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Wie kann gesellschaftliche Kooperation entstehen?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 Jun 2018

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Briq Research Retreat

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
29 May 201830 May 2018

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Cognition, Character, Prosperity

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 May 2018

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Cultural Heritage and Innovation

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 May 2018

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Decision-Making in Groups (Keynote THEEM Meeting 2018)

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
11 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

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Work motivation and team production

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
29 Nov 2017

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Voter motivation and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
2 Nov 2017

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Cooperation and institutions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
27 Oct 2017

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Laudatio für Ernst Fehr

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 Sep 2017

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Nach der globalen Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise: Ein neues ökonomisches Denken?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
4 Jul 2017

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Is there a dividend of democracy?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
24 May 2017

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Kooperatives Handeln

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
11 May 2017

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Kunden- und Mitarbeiterverhalten ändern – Eine verhaltensökonomische Perspektive

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
11 May 2017

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People are not perfectly rational or self-interested. What does this mean for key issues in Public Choice?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
21 Apr 2017

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Kooperatives Handeln

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
12 Apr 2017

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Gibt es eine demokratische Dividende?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
30 Mar 2017

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Voter motivation and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
28 Mar 2017

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Experimental approaches to democracy

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
3 Mar 201710 Mar 2017

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Staatliche Verwaltung

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
17 Feb 2017

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Motivated to vote?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
2 Feb 2017

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Auswirkungen von Verlustaversion und Selbstüberschätzung bei Management-Entscheidungen

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
26 Jan 2017

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Voter motivation and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
18 Jan 2017

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The Power of Nudges

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
5 Dec 2016

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Motivated to vote?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
26 Oct 2016

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Verhaltensökonomie und Gesundheitsökonomie. Eine reflektierte Gegenüberstellung

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
21 Oct 2016

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Is there a dividend of democracy? An experimental foray

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
30 Sep 2016

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Was ist unser Geld in 10 Jahren wert?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
29 Jun 2016

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Money illusion and household finance

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
26 Apr 2016

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Voter motivation and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
25 Apr 2016

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Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
13 Apr 2016

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Money illusion and household finance

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
14 Mar 2016

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How Lab Experiments Contribute to Rethinking Public Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
26 Feb 2016

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Academy of Behavioral Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
29 Jan 2016

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Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
17 Nov 2015

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discussion of several papers

Jean-Robert Tyran (Contributor)
28 Sep 201530 Sep 2015

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summer school: Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
27 Jul 201514 Aug 2015

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Is There a Dividend of Democracy? An Experimental Foray

Jean-Robert Tyran (Keynote speaker)
24 Jul 201525 Jul 2015

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Motivated to vote?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
20 Jul 2015

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Voter motivation and the quality of democratic choice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
16 Jul 2015

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double dividend of democracy

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
4 Jun 2015

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Scientific writing and publishing

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
26 Mar 201527 Mar 2015

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Auswirkungen von Verlustaversion und Selbstüberschätzung bei Management-Entscheidungen

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 Feb 20156 Feb 2015

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Disincentives and Redistribution. Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Democracy

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
15 Jan 2015

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Geldillusion

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 Jan 2015

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Cooperation and voting on sanction regimes

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
2015

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Democracy, Disincentives, and the Demand for Redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
29 Oct 2014

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Democracy, Disincentives, and the Demand for Redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
17 Oct 2014

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Workshop on Experimental Markets

Jean-Robert Tyran (Contributor)
14 May 201415 May 2014

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PhD defense: Social Dilemma Behavior

Jean-Robert Tyran (Contributor)
28 Apr 2014

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Democracy, disincentives, and the demand for redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
21 Apr 2014

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Democracy, disincentives, and the demand for redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
11 Apr 2014

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Democracy, disincentives, and the demand for redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
8 Apr 2014

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Academy of Behavioral Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
7 Feb 20148 Feb 2014

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What can Institutional Economists Learn from Laboratory and Field Experiments?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
23 Jan 201424 Jan 2014

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 Nov 2013

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Cooperation and Institutions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
18 Jun 2013

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Lessons from running experiments on iLEE

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
6 Jun 2013

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Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanctions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
24 Apr 2013

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Emergence of institutions: Self-organisation for collective action

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
19 Apr 2013

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Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanctions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
4 Apr 2013

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Self-Organization for Collective Action: An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanctions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
4 Feb 2013

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Self-Organization for Collective Action. An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanction Regimes

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
18 Dec 2012

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Forgiven and forgotten

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
9 Nov 2012

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Self-Organization for Collective Action. An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanction Regimes

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
8 Nov 2012

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Self-Organization for Collective Action. An Experimental Study of Voting on Sanction Regimes

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
30 Oct 2012

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The economics of money illusion

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
11 Sep 2012

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Wachstum: Gestern, Heute, Morgen

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 Sep 2012

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Public goods and voting on sanction schemes

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
27 Aug 2012

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Das Ende des homo oeconomicus?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Invited speaker)
19 Jun 2012

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Braucht die Ökonomik ein neues Menschenbild?

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 Jun 2012

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Cooperation and voting on sanctions

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
7 Jun 2012

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Democracy and the Disincentive Effect of Redistribution

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
6 Jun 2012

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The price of prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
5 Apr 2012

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The price of prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
3 Apr 2012

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Experimental Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
29 Feb 2012

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The price of prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
2 Feb 2012

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Forgiven and Forgotten

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
20 Dec 2011

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
21 Sep 2011

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Money illusion

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
9 Jun 2011

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
26 Apr 2011

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
17 Apr 2011

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
1 Dec 2010

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The Price of Prejudice

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
18 Nov 2010

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The Demand for Discrimination

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
30 Oct 2010

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Behavioral Public Economics

Jean-Robert Tyran (Speaker)
13 Oct 2010

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Department of Economics

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Wien
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jean-robert.tyran@univie.ac.at