Alois Stutzer is Professor of Public Choice and Public Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel. He studied economics at the University of Zurich and received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2001. In 2002 he stayed as a research fellow at the Center for Law and Economics at the University of California in Berkeley. Between 2003 and July 2009, he worked first as a senior assistant at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich and then as an assistant professor in public economics/public finance at the University of Basel.
His research interests include political economics, public economics, law and economics, labour economics and economics and psychology. He has published together with Bruno Frey the book "Happiness and Economics" (Princeton University Press, 2002). He further published in journals such as the Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Economic Journal and Public Choice.
Alois Stutzer is also one of the editors of Kyklos.
Alois Stutzer joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in November 2000 and became a Research Fellow in July 2005.