Jens Prüfer

Associate Professor of Economics, Tilburg University

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Jens Prüfer is an economist at Tilburg University’s Department of Economics and a member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He studied Economics and Chinese studies in Tübingen (Germany) and Singapore and holds a PhD in Economics from Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on institutional and organizational questions, applying economic methodology to a broad set of disciplines, including law, management, political science, history, religious studies, and computer science. Key projects study economic governance institutions, which help to support cooperation in the shadow of the law, and the economics of non-firm organizations such as nonprofits, cooperatives, social networks, clubs, associations or foundations. Dr. Prüfer is the editor of, the website of the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, where he also regularly blogs. At Tilburg University’s School of Economics and Management, he serves as Academic Director of the MSc. Economics program.