The winner of the Oskar-Morgenstern-Medal 2017 was announced in September 2017 during the annual conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik. The medal was given to Ernst Fehr.

Ernst Fehr graduated from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna and is a professor for microeconomics, experimental economic research at the University of Zurich since 1994. His research covers the areas of the evolution of human cooperation and sociality, in particular fairness, reciprocity and bounded rationality.

He was honored with the medal, primarily for his outstanding research achievements in behavioral economics as well as neuroeconomics.

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