I am a behavioural and experimental economist and finished my doctoral studies in Economics in 2017 at the University of Innsbruck. I hold a Masters degree in Applied Economics, as well as a Bachelor degree in Management and Economics from the same university.


Currently, I am employed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Innsbruck. I will start a similar position at the University of Regensburg (Chair of Professor Lea Cassar) in autumn 2020. 

Do you want to know more about me?
Please find my detailed CV here


My main research areas

Besides other topics, these are the areas I am most interested in.

Dishonest behaviour and fraud in credence goods markets

Biological determinants
of economic behaviour

Tournaments and
competitive behaviour

Voluntary Climate



Awards & Research Grants



Selection of news paper articles, blog posts, interviews, etc.

More contributions are summarised in my CV.

Tiroler Tageszeitung, 05.11.2018

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„Dream big with your feet on the ground!“


Feel free to contact me at any time!  helena.fornwagner@uibk.ac.at

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