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Prof. Dr. Alexander Wagner


Alexander Wagner is a Swiss Finance Institute Professor of Finance at the University of Zurich. He obtained his PhD in Political Economy from Harvard University and studied economics and law in his hometown Linz, Austria. His research focuses on corporate governance and behavioral finance. He is an independent counsel for PwC and chairman of the Swipra foundation. His talk on "What really motivates people to be honest in business" was featured on


Corporate governance; corporate voting; smart contracts and executive compensation; corporate communication and reporting; honesty and deception

Related Publications

Wagner, Alexander; Weber, Rolf (2017). Corporate Governance auf der Blockchain. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Finanzmarktrecht, 1:59-70.