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Soziologisches Institut Prof. Dr. Heiko Rauhut


Professional Experience

Scientific positions

Since Jan. 2012 Senior research and teaching fellow (“wissenschaftlicher Assistent”) Chair of Sociology, University of Zurich (Prof. Jörg Rössel)
Since Febr. 2012 Private lecturer ("Privatdozent"), ETH Zurich, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
Nov. 2007 - Dec. 2011 Scientific assistant, ETH Zurich Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation (Prof. Helbing)
März 2004 - Oct. 2007 Scientific assistant, University of Leipzig, Chair of Theoretical Sociology (Prof. Voss)
Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2003 Research fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, Methodology Institute (DAAD scholarship for Master program)

Visiting scholar

Nov. 2010 Utrecht University, ICS Research Center
Sept. 2010 Oxford University, Nuffield College
Sept. 2009 Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena), Strategic Interaction Group
April 2007 - Dec. 2007 Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research Leipzig, Dep. of Ecological Modeling


Nov. 2012 Habilitation in Sociology, ETH Zurich
2008 Dr. rer. pol. in Sociology, summa cum laude, Universität Leipzig
2003 M.Sc. in Social Research Methods (Sociology), with distinction, London School of Eco- nomics and Political Science (LSE).

Research Interests

  • Evolution of sustainable cooperation
  • Altruism, reciprocity and contributions to collective goods
  • Evolution of social norms and resolution of normative conflicts
  • Experimental game theory
  • Applied statistics
  • Survey methodology