Bruno Frey is Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Basel.

He was Professor of Economics at the University of Konstanz from 1970-1977 and at the University of Zurich from 1977-2012, Distinguished Professor of Behavioural Science at the Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, UK from 2010-2013 and Senior Professor of Economics at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, DE from 2013-2015.

Bruno Frey is Research Director of CREMA – Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Switzerland, jointly with Professor Margit Osterloh, Professor Reiner Eichenberger and Professor Oliver Zimmer.
He is also Co-Founder, of CREW – Center for Research in Economics and Well-Being at the University of Basel, jointly with Professor Alois Stutzer.

Managing Editor, from 1969-2015, and is now Honorary Editor of Kyklos. Bruno Frey seeks to extend economics beyond standard neo-classics by including insights from other disciplines, including political science, psychology and sociology.

Current Research interests

Political Economics: Democracy & Federalism

Aleatoric Social Desicions

Economics & Psychology Motivation (crowding effects) / Happiness Research

Corporate Governance New Management Ideas: Rotating CEOs and Focussed Random Selection

Research Governance

Economics of Art and Culture

Some of the latest books

2023 – Mehr Demokratie wagen. Für eine Teilhabe aller. (mit Oliver Zimmer)

2021 – Overcoming Overtourism

2020 – Venedig ist überall

2019 – 21st Century Economics. Economic Ideas You Should Read and Remember (with Christoph Schaltegger eds.)

2019 – Economics of Art and Culture

2018 – Economics of Happiness