GCP's research team

Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio

Assistant Professor of the Foundations Edmond de Rothschild Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy, Geneva School of Economic Management (GSEM)


Graduate from the University of Zurich and Harvard University post-doctoral researcher, 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.

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy

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 Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy 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.

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

To learn more about the Behavioral Philanthropy Lab.

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