Short Bio

Stefan Zeisberger professor for financial economics at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is also associate professor of FinTech – Experimental Finance (part-time) at the University of Zurich and lecturer at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. Previously he held positions at, among others, at the California Institute of Technology and Stony Brook University in New York where he founded and directed the Center for Behavioral Finance. His research is driven by the importance of psychology in finance and investment decisions. As a result, it focuses on behavioral finance, in particular risk preferences and perception and investment decision making, in combination with the digitalization of the finance industry. He conducts both fundamental and research relevant for the industry and society. His work has been published in, for example, the Review of Financial Studies, Review of Finance and Management Science. He is also scientific board member of the Society for Experimental Finance and served five years until 2021 in their management board. He is further affiliated with the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab.

Academic Positions

2022-present: Lecturer at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance
2017-present: Associate Professor for Fintech - Experimental Finance, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2016-present: Professor of Financial Economics, Chair of Finance, Radboud University (Netherlands)
2014-2016: Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University (USA), Director of the Center for Behavioral Finance
2010-2014: Senior Research Associate, Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich
2012-2013: Visiting Scholar, California Institute of Technology (USA)
2010-present: Exec teaching at University of Zurich and other institutions 
2010: Visiting Scholar, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
2007-2010: Researcher, German Institute for Retirement Savings Research Group
2003-2010: Research and Teaching Assistant (PhD), University of Münster (Germany)


2009: Ph.D. Behavioral Finance, University of Münster, summa cum laude
2003: Diplom Economics and Management, University of Bremen (Germany)
2002: M.A. Business Administration, University of Bremen, 4th best student of the year
2001: One-year study abroad program at the University of Bath (UK)