Meet our Founding members!

Initial founders

Veit Dengler
COO at Bauer Media Group
Ernst Fehr
Professor of Economics, Director of the UBS Center for Economics in Society
Gerhard Fehr
CEO at FehrAdvice & Partners AG
Luca Geisseler
Managing Partner at FehrAdvice & Partners AG
Felix Graf
CEO at NZZ Mediengruppe
Oliver Hart
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Professor of Economics at Harvard University
Johannes Haushofer
Professor at Princeton University
Alexis Johann
Managing Partner at FehrAdvice & Partners AG
Martin Kocher
Director, Institute for Advanced Studies, Professor of Economics, University of Vienna
Markus Langes-Swarovski
Member Of the Supervisory Board at Swarovski
Eberhard Lauth
Entrepreneur, netzkundig.com
Dina Pomeranz
UBS Foundation Professor of Applied Economics
Paul Romer
Nobel Prize Winner, Economist at New York University (NYU) and Policy Entrepreneur
Heidi Senger-Weiss
Entrepreneur, First Female Member of the Logistics Hall of Fame
Koen Smets
Organization Development Professional, Adj. Asst. Prof. at Saint Louis University, Senior Advisor BVA Nudge Unit
Nora Szech
Holder of the Chair of Political Economy at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Scientific Founders

James Alm
First Vice-President, National Tax Association Professor Department of Economics Tulane University
Dan Ariely
Professor of Behavioral Economics and Psychology at Duke University
Rüdiger Bachmann
Stepan Family Associate Professor at University of Notre Dame
Jörn Basel
Professor of Business Psychology at Kalaidos University, Advisor at The Negotiation Studio
Mathias Binswanger
Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland in Olten and private lecturer at the University of St. Gallen
Iris Bohnet
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government and Academic Dean at the Harvard Kennedy School
Leonardo Bursztyn
Professor of Economics at University of Chicago
Andrew Caplin
Silver Professor of Economics at New York University, Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research
Peter Cramton
Professor of Economics at the University of Cologne and the University of Maryland, Director on the Board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Stefano DellaVigna
Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley
Philipp Dörrenberg
Professor for Business Administration and Taxation at University of Mannheim Business School
Jonas Dovern
Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Dietmar Fehr
Assistant Professor at University of Heidelberg
Gabriel Felbermayr
President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Christian Fichter
Head of Research & Development at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences
Jana Gallus
Assistant Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management
Ben Greiner
Professor of Economics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Justus Haucap
Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Christoph Hofinger
Managing Partner and Scientific Director at SORA Institute for Social Research and Consulting
Erich Kirchler
Professor at University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology
Monika Köppl-Turyna
Senior Economist at Agenda Austria
Michael Kosfeld
Professor of Business Administration at Goethe University Frankfurt
Dorothea Kübler
Director of the department Behaviour on Markets
John List
Economist at the University of Chicago
Ulrike Malmendier
Edward and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance at the University of California at Berkeley and Professor of Economics at Haas School of Business
Nina Mazar
Professor of Marketing and Co-Director Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
Benjamin Moll
Professor of Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science
Wieland Müller
Professor of Economics at University of Vienna
Andreas Peichl
Professor of Economics at University of Munich (LMU), Director of the ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys, ifo Institute
Rotraud A. Perner
Prof. emeritus for Health Prevention
Hilke Plassmann
INSEAD’s Octapharma Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience
Arno Riedl
Professor of Public Economics at Maastricht University
Katja Rost
Professor of economic and organizational sociology
Gudrun Sander
Adjunct Professor of Business Administration with special emphasis on Diversity Management at University of St. Gallen
Rupert Sausgruber
Professor of Public Economics at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Walter Schachermayer
Professor of mathematics at University of Vienna
Mark Schelker
Professor of Economics at University of Fribourg
Jan Schnellenbach
Professor for Economics at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
Margit Schratzenstaller
Consultant for Public Finance at the Austrian Institute for Economic Research
Anna Steiger
Vice Rector Human Resources and Gender at TU Vienna
Johann Steurer
Professor and Head of Horten Centre at University Hospital Zurich
Matthias Sutter
Director Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Bonn
Tobias Thomas
Director of EcoAustria – Institute for Economic Research
Alain Trannoy
Research Director at EHESS Paris (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences)
Bertil Tungodden
Professor, Director of FAIR – The Choice Lab NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Jean-Robert Tyran
Professor of public economics and Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs at the University of Vienna.
Marie-Claire Villeval
Research Professor, CNRS, GATE (CNRS – University of Lyon)
Antoinette Weibel
Professor for Human Resources Management at University of St. Gallen
Georg Weizsäcker
Professor of Economics at Humboldt University
Klaus Wertenbroch
Novartis Chaired Professor of Management and Environment, Professor of Marketing INSEAD, Singapore

Business founders

Hannes Androsch
Former Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor of Austria, Austrian entrepreneur and consultant
Philipp Baaske
Co-Founder & CEO of NanoTemper, Capital Top 40 under 40
Reto Blum
Founder & CEO Human Decision Design GmbH, Owner Decision Architect Reto Blum
Guido Bosbach
Management & organisational consultant & mentor
Valerie Brunner
Group Head of Institutional Clients at Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Esther-Mirjam de Boer
Owner and CEO at GetDiversity GmbH
Angela De Giacomo
Investment Managerin at Bissell Family Office, Member of the Advisory Board at Christoph Kroschke GmbH, Member of the Board at Crayon Data
Andreas Durisch
Senior Partner at Dynamics Group AG
Achim Feige
CEO & Founder GROWTH POSITIVE
John Feigl
Founding Partner at PILFOR AG
Winfried Felser
Managing Director NetSkill Solutions GmbH
Martin Fleischer
Founding Partner at PILFOR AG
Astrid Furrer
Member of the Zurich Cantonal Council
Heidi Glück
Owner, Heidi Glück media + public affairs consulting GmbH
Marcus Gretener
CEO/Managing Partner at smartcut consulting AG
Sunnie J. Groeneveld
Managing Partner at Inspire 925, Member of the Board, Head of Studies “Executive MBA Digital Leadership” at School of Economics Zurich (HWZ), Author, Speaker
Raymond Hofmann
Management & Organisation Designer
Heike M. Hölzner
Professor for Entrepreneurship, Female Founder, Top 40 under 40 by Capital Magazine 2019
Antje Kanngiesser
Senior Executive Leader for Transformation in Infrastructure & Energy | C-Level and Board Member at BKW AG
Sophie Karmasin
Founder and managing director at Karmasin Research&Identity GmbH
Christina Kehl
Managing Partner at Swiss Finance Startups, Member of the board of directors at Globalance Bank AG
Patricia Kellerhals
CEO Monvia Gesundheitszentrum AG, Lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (HWZ)
Marlies Kinzel
Managing partner of MKP Invest Gesellschaft mbH
Michael Kramarsch
Advisor, Founder, Investor – Managing Partner hkp/// group
Lars Maydell
International Executive Coach
Matthias Mölleney
Founder and Managing Partner at peopleXpert
Hans-Peter Noll
Chairman of the Board of the Zollverein Foundation, UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein
Ewald Nowotny
Former Governor of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank and Economist
Benedikt Oeschger
Climate Activist
Martin Ohneberg
President of the Federation of Austrian Industry Vorarlberg
Peter Plaikner
Media and political consultant, university lecturer, journalism trainer, columnist, essayist, specialist journalist
Katrin Polzer
CEO of IPG Mediabrands Switzerland
Alexander Scheer
Managing Lawyer at Scheer Rechtsanwalt GmbH Vienna
Victor Schmid
Chairman & Partner / Co-Founder at Hirzel.Neef.Schmid.Konsulenten
Eric Singler
Managing Director of the BVA Group, Founder & CEO of the BVA Nudge Unit and President of NudgeFrance
Menno Smid
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infas Holding AG
Richard Straub
Founder & President at Global Peter Drucker Forum
Dominic Täubert
Student and Former President of the Youth Parliament Canton of Zurich
Gundi Wentner
Partner at Deloitte Consulting
Eva Zehetner
Head of Human Ressources at Telekom Austria Group

Media founders

Isabelle Daniel
Journalist at oe24.at
Markus Diem Maier
Chief Economist Tages-Anzeiger and SonntagsZeitung
Mark Dittli
Financial Journalist and Founding Partner of The Market
Peter Fischer
Economics-Editor-in-chief at Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Rudolf Fußi
Austrian PR consultant, moderator, entrepreneur, political activist and cabaret artist
Ladina Heimgartner
Head of Corporate Center, Member of the Group Executive Board Ringier AG
Wolf Lotter
Essayist, founding member brand eins
Robert Misik
Austrian journalist and author
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