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Johannes Binswanger

Johannes Binswanger

Johannes Binswanger

Prof. Dr.


Bodanstrasse 8
9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research


Behavior under uncertainty

Subjective expectations, beliefs, and models


Doctoral Degree in Economics,  University of Zurich, June 2004.

Master in Economics (“Lizenziat”), University of Zurich, 2000.

Professional Career
  • Managing Director of the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW-HSG), since 2024 (Director since 2019)
  • Full Professor for Business Economics and Public Policy, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St. Gallen, since 2015
  • Associate professor, Department of Economics, Tilburg University, 2014 – August 2015.
  • Assistant professor, Department of Economics, Tilburg University, 2006 - 2014.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, European Network for the Advancement of Behavioural Economics (ENABLE), Toulouse School of Economics, 2005 – 2006.
  • Doctoral student and assistant at the Chair for Public Finance and Macroeconomics (Head: Prof. Josef Falkinger), University of Zurich, 2000 - 2005.
Teaching Activities
  • Course "Ökonomie", Executive MBA, University of St.Gallen
  • Course"Kritisches Denken und datenbasiertes Entscheiden", Executive MBA, University of St.Gallen
  • Course"Datenbasierte Wertschöpfung und KI", Executive MBA, University of St.Gallen
  • Course"Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence   Impact on Business, MBA, University of St.Gallen
  • Course "Workshop in Data Science Fundamentals", for certificate program Data Science Fundamentals, University of St.Gallen
  • Research on expectation and belief formation when agents do not fully understand how the economy works
  • Executive education in economics, data literacy, data science, and AI
  • Certificate program Data Science Fundamentals for Bachelor students at the University of St. Gallen
  • Data literacy for high school students
Additional Information

Please find further information in my CV.