Thomas Gautschi holds the Chair in Sociological Methodology since Fall Semester 2009. His main research interests combine formal theory (rational choice, game theory, networks) with laboratory experiments to better understand the formation and maintenance of trust or the formation and transformation of exchange networks. He is also interested in methodological questions (statistical models) and survey research (e.g., effects of distorted sex-ratios in Germany). In general, his research is located in economic sociology.
Thomas Gautschi currently is the speaker of the School of Sociology as well as the Dean of Student Affairs at the School of Social Sciences. He also is the speaker of the DGS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie) section on Model Building and Simulation. He previously held positions at the University of Bern, Utrecht University, and the University of Eindhoven.