GCP's research team

Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio

Associate Professor and Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy and Finance, Geneva School of Economic Management (GSEM)


Graduate from the University of Zurich and Harvard University post-doctoral researcher, Associate Professor Ugazio holds two PhDs, one in Philosophy and the other in Neuroeconomics. He studies the neuro-psychological mechanisms that drive complex human social behaviours. Using interdisciplinary experimental methods he probes the affective, cognitive, and behavioural control mechanisms that support 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.

Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy and Finance

Created on the initiative and with the support of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, the chair is unique in Europe. It promotes research and teaching in an emerging discipline at the crossroad between behavioural finance, economics, psychology and neuroscience. The Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy and Finance allows for new approaches in the field of philanthropy. It is imbedded in the strategy followed by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, both committed to promoting research and teaching in philanthropy, and is supported by the Centre for Philanthropy (GCP) at UNIGE.

Associate Professor Giuseppe Ugazio occupies the chair since 2019, he has been appointed for his skills as an interdisciplinary researcher and for his innovative methodology in behavioural science.


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