Giuseppe Ugazio

Assistant Professor in Finance

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chaired Assistant Professor in Behavioral Philanthropy


Giuseppe Ugazio is the Edmond de Rothschild Assistant Professor in Behavioral Philanthropy.
He holds two Doctorates in Philosophy and in Neuroeconomics from the University of Zurich.
He is a behavioral scientist studying the neuro-psychological mechanisms that drive complex human social behaviors. Using interdisciplinary experimental methods he probes the affective, cognitive, and behavioral control mechanisms that underly social decision-making. In particular, his research focuses on understanding how these decision mechanisms compete and interact to drive choices related to sacred moral values, honesty, and norm-compliance.
The Behavioral Philanthropy chair will use insights from behavioral sciences to characterize philanthropic behavior in order to make philanthropy more efficient and appealing with the ultimate aim to improve the wellbeing of individuals and society.


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