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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hens



  • 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

  • Evolutionary Finance
  • Behavioral Finance


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

Research Networks

  • CFA International Scientific Advisory Board
  • Swiss Finance Institute Fellow
  • URPP-Regulation of Financial Markets Project Client Advice

Administrative Positions

  • Member of the Directorate of the Department of Banking and Finance
  • Head of the Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate
  • Member of the UZH Selection Committee for NCCR


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