About our group

We conduct research in all areas of economic theory, with a special focus on monetary economics and monetary policy, financial economics and game theory. We view the work of our doctoral students as an important part of our research effort, and strive to train them to become well-equipped young researchers. We provide a rigorous teaching of economic theory, but always focus on relevant applications. More information about our teaching and Master's theses.

Aleksander Berentsen is the head of the economic theory group (visit the team). He studied at the Universities of Basel and Bern, and at the London School of Economics, and held visiting positions at the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Zurich, the Free University of Berlin and the Université Paris Dauphine. He is research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and was an external consultant for the Swiss National Bank. He has published articles in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Monetary Economics. In his free time, he plays tennis (call if you want a game), renovates Riads in Marrakesh, and writes articles for newspapers. For additional information, visit his home page.

We have founded the Bernoulli Center for Economics in honour of Daniel Bernoulli. Daniel Bernoulli is the founder of the expected utility theory which is a cornerstone in modern economics. His now famous article "Specimen Theoriae Novae de Mensura Sortis" was published in 1738, 272 years ago. Daniel Bernoulli was a professor at the University of Basel in the 18th century.


Prof. Dr. Aleksander Berentsen
Büro 4.53
Tel.: +41 61 207 12 05
E-Mail aleksander.berentsen-at-unibas.ch


International Days of Macroeconomics and Finance in Marrakech

The INREDD research group (Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech), the Bernoulli Center for Economics (University of Basel), and the Research Department of Bank Al-Maghrib (Central Bank of Morocco) invite submissions for... [mehr]

Third African Search and Matching Workshop in Marrakech

The Bernoulli Center for Economics (University of Basel) and the INREDD group (Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech) invite submissions for the Third African Search and Matching Workshop in Marrakech. The workshop will take... [mehr]

Letzte Änderung: 20.05.2016


Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur Wirtschaftstheorie
Universität Basel
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel